This hand made book measures 3 1/2 by 5 inches. It contains 48 blank pages in heavy duty grey paper. The cover is printed with a hand-carved wooden printing block from Jaipur, India, based on a medieval floor tile. The covers are reinforced with metal corners, and embellished with gilding wax. The spine is leather, and fixed to the covers using rivets - both spine and book covers are mounted onto acid free mat board. There are two two leather page markers. The signatures are bound using black cotton which is braided down the spine. Finally, the book is held shut with a leather thong. "Seize the day" on washi tape is on the inside cover.
These little books are lovely and can be used in so many different ways - to write favourite recipes to pass on to someone special, your own poetry, your favourite quotes, as a memento of a honeymoon or other special event (e.g., a trip, special anniversary), house book for guests, etc. The ways they can be used is endless!
This one has a masculine "feel", but I can easily custom make one to suit any age, gender or special event. Each little book is unique.
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