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Journal with Lock and Key, Antique Brown Leather - "The Brown Book"

€300.00 EUR

This is a diary with lock and key, made of antiqued brown leather. It was designed to resemble a medieval tome or journal. The metal brads placed in the corners and the lock 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.

This book is available on backorder, please allow 5 working days for me to custom make it for you.

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. It is decorated by tooling and leather paint.

The book 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. 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 options of paper are detailed below:

1) Fabriano artist paper will give 104 pages (208 sides). The paper is white, slightly textured, hand torn and thick - 200 g/m² (for comparison, photocopy paper has 90 g/m²). It is acid free perfect for writing and sketching in any media, even watercolor.

2) The writing paper will give 170 pages (340 sides). It has 125 g/m², is white, hand torn and works for ink and dry media. Although thinner, this paper is also acid free and does not bleed through.

The end pages are made of brown 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, either way, you will love it once you’ll meet it.

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