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This is a stylish coptic bound journal that opens completely flat making it easy to write or draw in. I've been collecting old cabinet photos for a while now and decided to spare one for the cover of this beautiful book. The photo is in great condition with some signs of life. The gilded edges are in mint condition. This book is covered with crinkled brown tarred paper that gives the impression of worn old leather. 84 smooth white pages (thicker than standard copy paper) sewn with waxed natural linen thread. Perfect for all sorts of notes or sketches in addition to journaling.

5.6"x5.6"x0.8" (14,1x14,1x2cm)

Master bookbinder quality, hand made with great attention to detail.

This type of binding was first used by early Christians, the Copts (hence the name of the binding), in the first centuries AD. It is the first known codex style binding, a book that consists of folded sheets of paper bound together instead of, for example, simple loose sheets or of paper (or papyrus or parchment) rolled into a scroll. This binding technique isn’t just a quirky old way of making books – many modern bookbinding machines imitate this ingenious way of linking pages together – but a wonderful piece of living history.


Please note that due to differences in monitors your book may differ slightly in color from what you see on your screen. I do my absolute best to represent the colors as accurately as possible.

Frequently asked questions about paperiaarre

I don’t currently make any custom order books, and it’s not really something I expect to change any time in the near future. My Aspergers has the most effect on my time and stress management skills (and sadly I find all sorts of negotiation extremely stressfull, even if it’s with nice people about nice matters), and I’ve simply found it’s best for my health to work at my own pace. This way I can always guarantee the high quality of my work I hold so important. Nothing is designed or finished in a rush, so you can trust you’re always getting the best product possible.
Free gift wrapping!

Your order will always arrive gift wrapped in a nice, minimalistic manner, all ready for gifting, or for treating yourself to something special. I also include in my orders a mini bio, as well as a small info about the history of Coptic bindings if your order includes one.

If your order is a gift to someone, I'm happy to include a small note from you to the recipient at no extra cost! Just leave me a message about it during checkout, and I'll take care of it.

Coptic Bound Journal with Antique Cabinet Photo


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, board, linen thread, vintage photo, brown tarred paper
  • Ships worldwide from Finland
  • Feedback: 414 reviews
  • Favorited by: 91 people