This book will be made to order for you, please allow 3 working days for me to complete it. Small differences between your book and the one in the photos will exist due to the unique character of handmade objects.
This leather journal with lock will take you back in time and make you feel like holding an authentic medieval tome handcrafted by an old bookbinder. It is made in an ancient bookbinding technique and its design reminds of a valuable old book, a piece of history.
The cover is made of vintage leather with hand painted decoration. The metal brads placed in the corners and the lock and key have a patina to fit the overall antique look of this book. The brads will allow it to lay flat when opened but the surface of the covers will never enter in contact with the table and thus will protect the decoration from scratching. I saw this system used in old books and I just loved it. The decoration of the covers is made by painting and burning.
The spine was designed to resemble that of an old book; The raised bands were obtained with strips of leather underneath the one that covers it.
This leather journal with lock measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). You can order this book to be filled with artist quality paper OR with writing paper, as you prefer. In both cases the edges will be toned in light brown to make the book block fit better the overall antique look of this book.
The end pages are made of beautiful decorative Italian paper. The headbands are hand sewn by me from brown and black thread.
This journal is an art object. You can use it as a family book or as a secret journal, even as a photo album due to its heavy weight paper, either way, you will love it once you’ll meet it.