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This is a journal that a naturalist such as Charles Darwin could have used in his voyages around the world for note taking. I certainly can picture him entering the Royal Society building with this book under his arm to present his findings carefully written. The leather is natural, undyed, just with some patina to give it a plus of personality.

The cover was carefully tooled with a geometric motif on every side. It was then aged with patina to enhance its antique look.

It is a medium size journal and its many pages will allow you to use it for a long time. It measures 5 x 7.3 inches (13 x 18.5 cm) and has 90 pages (180 sides) of hand-thorn paper. This is itself an artwork, as I made everything possible using with walnut ink and dark tea to make it look old and distressed. The paper has 165 gsm and will work for writing and sketching in ink and dry media as long as you don't mind its stained aspect.

The book has a flexible construction that makes it ideal and comfortable for taking it with you anywhere, yet its cover has a distinctive classical look to be used by a Sir or a Lady. I imagine its carefully stained pages after you'd fill them with your writing... they'll certainly look like written far in the past, perhaps in the 18th or 19th century.

*Please note, shipping will be made to the address provided by Etsy and not the one on your PayPal. This journal will ship from Romania (Bucharest) where I am at the moment.

Handmade Leather Journal, antiqued light brown leather, tea-stained pages: The Naturalist


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, paper, thread
  • Ships worldwide from Romania
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