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This Book Purse is made from a beautiful new edition of Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice." I rarely use new books, but sometimes I come across one that is just too beautiful not to use. "Pride and Prejudice" is one of my favorite books, I just love the cheerful and springy feel to this edition.
This would be the perfect purse for any Jane Austen fan, girl who fancies herself Elizabeth Bennett, or longs for her own Mr. Darcy.
The mustard yellow cover is stamped with a goldenrod design of swans and flowers, repeating on both front and back, and the interior is fully lined your choice of fabric. Please click on the 5th picture to see it full size, and leave your choice by letter in the comments when you purchase it. Each fabric is limited, so please select your top 3 in order of preference, ex: D, G, B. Please select your handle preference from the options listed below.
The handles will be made with either bright yellow wooden beads, or carved beige wooden beads, with antiqued gold spacers on an antiqued gold metal frame, and the purse closes with a gold metal button and grosgrain ribbon loop. When not in use, the handles may be folded inside the purse and you can store it on a bookcase just like a real book. The Book Purses look wonderful stashed among your favorite tomes, and as you collect them, you can have an entire shelf full of purses! You can even store valuables inside them on your shelf, to keep them hidden.
There is a narrow pocket inside perfect for a slim phone or wallet, and the spine is reinforced for durability. While the purses are not fragile, and are certainly more durable than the original books they are made from, care should be taken with them. If you treat your Book Purse like you would treat a treasured old book, you will be able to enjoy it for years and years to come.
The dimensions are approximately 8" long, 2" wide, 5 1/2" tall, and the handles are 6" wide by 4" tall.
Bibliophiles, don't fret! Most of my wallets and purses are made from damaged or discarded books, 90% were being thrown out by libraries. All care is taken to never use valuable or rare books. Have a favorite book that is falling apart? Send it to me and I will turn it into a one of a kind purse or wallet for you! Contact me at cphillips [!at] rebound-designs.com or through Etsy.