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This book is made of antiqued brown-yellow leather. It was designed to resemble a medieval tome. 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.

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 with leather paints.

The end pages are made of beautiful decorative paper, antiqued black color with a slightly embossed flower pattern. The headbands are hand sewn by me from brown and black linen thread.

The book measures 10.2 x 7.2 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It has ~170 pages (340 sides) of white hand torn paper. The paper has 125 g/m² and is perfect for writing and sketching in ink and dry media. The edges were toned by me to make the book block fit better the overall antique look of this book.

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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Leather Journal / Blank Book with Lock and Key, Brown Antiqued Leather - "The Brown Book"


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, paper, cardboard, thread, lock, key, brads, glue, bookbinding boards, paint
  • Ships worldwide from Portugal
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