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All my life I've looked at words
as though I were seeing them
for the first time.

—Ernest Hemingway

The first page of this lovely journal has a b&w photograph captioned with the above quote of Hemingway's.

The leather is a beautiful saddle brown cowhide which is heavy-gauge and strong. The hearty binding is handstitched with natural beeswaxed Irish linen thread, which is visible on the spine. The book is kept closed with a brown ribbon that wraps around the book several times, and then around a beautiful handmade clay button (with leaf imprints).

The journal measures approx. 5.5" x 4.25" and 1.5" thick, and boasts 320-pages (both sides) of good quality white unlined 28 lb.\/105 gsm writing paper with handtorn edges - it's acid free, archival, and 3rd party certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (high quality paper with a conscience!). The book opens flat so you can write all the way into the margins.

Each book comes with a little "card of interest" containing information about your book (the history of the binding, the type of stitch) - which makes a lovely addition as a gift.

Custom orders welcome! You can add...
+ $5 Customized quote page (any text\/image\/inscription)
+ $5 Lined pages (not available for all sized journals)
+ $5 Engraving up to 3 initials by freehand leather burning (not available for suede journals)


USA & WORLD ►► Items are listed with standard Airmail rates. Shipping to USA takes approx. 10-14 business days, International 16-20 business days. As the most economical way of shipping around the world, there's no tracking\/insurance or guaranteed on-time delivery, so this form of shipping is at buyer's own risk. Upgraded shipping is available - convo me for a quote to your location. Please see SHOP POLICIES for further important info re: shipping.

CANADA ►► Items are mailed via Expedited domestic parcel (within 5 business days) which includes tracking. If you would like your tracking number, please let me know. Upgraded shipping is available - please convo me for a quote.

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Ernest Hemingway . handbound leather journal . saddle brown (320 pgs.)


  • Materials: thread, leather, paper, ink, cowhide
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 1161 reviews
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