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Whale Notebook / Blank Journal / Nautical Ocean Journal / Hand Bound Coptic Book

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Handmade from start to finish, this notebook is made using an exposed Coptic Binding, one of the most ancient hand binding techniques. Perfect for writing or sketching, coptic binding lets each and every page lie completely flat when open, with no pesky bump in the center.

Inspired by old scientific illustrations, this hardcover journal is screen printed with whales in deep blue ink on speckled white. The endpapers (which line the interior of the cover) add a pop of wine red.

Interior paper is quality drawing paper, good for all types of dry media and perfect for everything from list making to sketching.

+ Dimensions: 5” x 7”
+ Page count: 48 sheets / 96 pages
+ Paper: 80lb drawing paper

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5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Emily Peterson
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 13, 2018
Quick shipping and great quality.
Whale Notebook / Blank Journal / Nautical Ocean Journal / Hand Bound Coptic Book

Reviewed by Katherine Shelley
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 2, 2017
A great piece; nice, thick paper that is great to write on. Love writing in my hand-bound journal. Lovely!
Whale Notebook / Blank Journal / Nautical Ocean Journal / Hand Bound Coptic Book

Reviewed by Uhmanduh
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5 out of 5 stars
Oct 7, 2017
Love it! The packaging is adorable. Thanks!
Gold Moon Phase Journal / Letterpress Blank Notebook / Black and Gold Notebook / Hand Bound Coptic Book

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Whale Notebook / Blank Journal / Nautical Ocean Journal / Hand Bound Coptic Book

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Recycled book board, Recycled paper, drawing paper, ink, thread, PVA glue
  • Feedback: 98 reviews
  • Favorited by: 143 people
  • Gift message available

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