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Vintage French Guestbook or Sketchbook in Red and Gold Personalized

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A striking red and gold book, published in France, 1935, with lovely detail on the cover. The book has a wider than normal width, perfect for a guestbook or sketchbook.
Book Measures 9.5 x 7.25 inches.

Need it sooner? Convo me with your details and I'll give you a quote for expedited shipping and rush order service, if available

Your order will be created from the book shown in the first three photos. The last 2 photos are samples of a finished guestbook to show the paper and personalized page.

80 - 85 pages of hand torn ivory paper
Gold Handmade Paper to line the inside (endpapers)
Personalized first page with name & event date or quote
Illustrations from the book, if you want them

Each step is done by hand using traditional method. I will carefully remove the old text block rom the book then add in 80 - 85 pages of hand torn paper plus original illustrations selected from the book. The binding method allows the book to open completely flat.

If you'd like more pages, I will need to remove the spine due to the narrowness of the book and do an exposed binding. Please contact me if you are interested in this option.


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Frequently asked questions about Spellbinderie

Spellbinderie's blank books are made to order, requiring ordering in advance. Please click on the shipping tab to see the estimated processing time before placing an order. Shipping estimates are in addition to the processing time.

Rush orders may be available, please inquire.
RUSH ORDERS may be accepted, please contact me with your deadline & location to confirm. Rush orders are fulfilled after normal business hours ensuring that previously placed orders are not delayed. There is a $20 - 40 service charge depending on deadline and complexity of order.

EXPRESS SHIPPING is available at checkout for an additional fee. Please note that this is separate from a rush order and does not decrease your processing time. Express is guaranteed to arrive in 2 - 5 days to most locations. Shipping is provided by Chronopost in France and is usually delivered by your national postal service.
NOTE: A phone number is required for shipment, kindly provide one at checkout. Your signature is required upon delivery.
Your right to cancel any non-custom/non-personalized item starts the moment you place your order and ends 14 days from the day you receive it. To cancel an order or return an item, Spellbinderie must be notified, via Etsy message or email. For EU buyers, a link to a withdrawal form will be included in your receipt email. You are welcome, but not required, to use this form.

Once your return is authorized, you have 14 days to send the goods back. Proof of return, such as a tracking number, is recommended. A refund will be provided within 14 days of receiving the returned item.

Custom and personalized products are not returnable but your satisfaction is important to Spellbinderie. Please contact the shop to discuss options.
Please return goods in proper packaging, unused and undamaged. Returns shipping costs are the customer's responsibility unless seller made an error or item is not as described. Customers are recommended to ensure adequate packing and insurance for loss or damage in transit. A service with proof of posting and delivery should be used. The customer is chargeable, up to original order value, for goods that are not received back or are returned damaged.

For international returns from outside the EU, please mark your package as "RETURNED GOODS".

If you have any questions about your return, don't hesitate to contact the shop.
Orders are shipped standard with La Poste using priority mail. Express shipping through Chronopost is available as an upgrade, see Express Shipping for more information.

Please make sure that your delivery address is correct when placing the order. For Paypal, l only ship to the address provided from Paypal in accordance with their regulations.

For packages that are lost or damaged in the mail, please contact me and your local post office immediately so an investigation can be opened. Photos of items that are damaged in the mail are required. Once the photos are received, you will be fully refunded.
The page count given in listings counts both the front and back of each paper, not individual sheets.

I offer two types of exposed spine bindings, Coptic for smaller light weight books and Raised Support for larger, heavier books. These exposed spine binding offer flexibility and beautiful design options for rebound books. Due to the nature of rebinding old books, the original spine must be destroyed in most cases.
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Vintage French Guestbook or Sketchbook in Red and Gold Personalized


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage french book, paper, thread
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from France
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