The cover is a gorgeous black leather with a light gloss coat, cut with nice clean edges. The endpapers are a very nice piece of handmade paper - matte black with metallic gold ginkgo leaves. The book is filled with 50 pages (or 100 sides) of crisply cut, Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper. The enclosure is a leather strap that has been cleverly attached to the front cover with no stitches showing - it wraps around the book and goes through the loop on the front to hold it closed.
The paper in this book is very sturdy. Spacers have been added to each signature to accommodate the addition of pictures or collage materials. If you choose to use this book as a photo album, it would look very elegant with one photo on each page. The paper would also be suitable for mixed media, such as paint or collage or whatever you like to create with.
The book measures about 7-1/2" by 7-/12" square and is about 1-3/4" thick at the spine. The paper inside is 7" by 7" or 7" x 14" when open. It is bound with black Irish waxed linen thread and it lays flat when open.
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