Hand-made book, bound in leather and wood.
A fine hand-made blank book. I do traditional Smyth-sewn bindings, with hand-sewn signatures. This binding is sewn on Belgian linen bands. The paper is Strathmore 60 lb drawing paper, acid-free. The book-block has two multicolored woven silk headbands. The boards are fine-grain thin oak plywood. They are unstained, because the natural wood color is so beautiful. But the wood does have two coats of protective varnish. The edges of the wood and the corners have been sandpapered down to a gentle rounded shape. The wood is covered around the spine with brown calfskin. This book is a delight to feel in your hands, and to use. I am very hard on the books I make for myself, so I make 'em tough. This book will last for years, with minimal care. I am re-stocking my store, and this book at present is Made To Order. it takes a day or so to make, so I will ship it to you the second day after you order it. PAGE SIZE: 7 x 8.5 inches. NUMBER OF PAGES: 224. PAPER: Acid-free Strathmore 200 series 50-lb drawing paper. ENDPAPERS: Acid-free Canson Mi-Tiente pearl gray pastel drawing paper. GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive. HEADBANDS: Woven silk THREAD: Dental floss -- archival and tough. WOOD: Fine-grained strong thin "doorskin" plywood. LEATHER: Brown calfskin. SHIPPING: This book will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail in a Flat Rate box, snugly wrapped in bubble wrap. Priority Mail usually takes only two to three business days, within the Continental USA, maybe 10 days elsewhere.