Handmade book, bound in leather and wood
This 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. This book is MADE TO ORDER. It takes a couple of days to make, so the processing time is two to three days. The book you recieve will look a little different from the book pictured here, due to variations in the wood and leather I use. 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 SHIPPING: This book will be shipped USPS Priority Mail, in a Flat Rate box, snugly wrapped in bubble wrap.