Elegant handmade book, bound in dark brown goatskin and wood.
his book is a thing of beauty. The binding is hand-sewn, with page signatures stitched onto dark brown bomber-jacket goatskin leather bands, which wrap around and are glued to the wood cover boards. The bands have been given an old-timey kind of shape. Art Nouveau? Steampunk? I'm not sure. The boards are fine-grained thin plywood. The book opens easily and lays flat, and the boards will provide a firm support for writing, or drawing, or doodling, or making things up as you go along.
The edges and corners of the wood have been sanded and slightly rounded. The wood has been stained with MinWax Special Walnut stain. I was going to varnish the boards, but I love the feel of the bare wood, so I just sanded them down a bit with Emery paper. The pages are sewn in snugly -- not with one or two, but with four stitches per signature -- and will not fall out or work loose.
This book is a delight to look at, and to feel in your hands, and will be a delight to use.
SHIPPING: I ship via USPS Priority Mail, which gets things anywhere in the US in two to four days, typically. International orders typically take a week to ten days to reach their destination.
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Additional pages can be added to your book: https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/jdaybookart/15260250/you_can_add_more_pages_to_your_book_
PAGE SIZE: 7 x 11 inches.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 6 signatures, 32 pages each, 192 pages total.
PAPER: Acid-free Strathmore 400 series 60-lb drawing paper.
ENDPAPERS: Acid-free grey Canson pastel paper.
GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive.
THREAD: Dental floss -- archival and tough.
WOOD: Fine-grained strong thin "doorskin" plywood.
WOOD STAIN: Minwax Special Walnut wood stain.
HEADBAND: Hollander's woven silk headband
LEATHER: Dark brown bomber-jacket goatskin
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