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I present to you this handmade leather journal in natural sheepskin, aged, and blind tooled with an extract of the famous text of Henry David Thoreau:

***"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had (...) not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear..."***

... maybe you remember the film "Dead Poets Society"...

I have stitched the journal with raised bands, and I have bound it the cover on the spine, with a strong adhesive.

140 pages (counting one side) of good quality cream colour unlined 100 g of laid paper, which has the look and feel of handmade paper. It even has the grid of parallel translucent lines (“vergeures”) with handtorn and rasping edges. You can write or draw on it. It has FSC warranty.

The book also has endleaves in Japanese paper, clear and with long fibers, in chocolate colour.

Approximately 6.49" x 4.7" and 1.18" thick.

*** FREE: Each book is shipped with a beautiful packaging for a gift.

A special Meditatio Series: "SUMMUM", cause the "meditatio" (meditation) is blind tooled on the cover. Inspiration... from the beginning :)

And more...
MEDITATIO obviously means, "meditation", in latin, but also "through", "consideration", "deliberation"... and "to prepare for", for example, a mission or a project.
This simple binding, has been used to archiving the manuscripts since the middle age. Although originally was on parchment (a fact that it is thougt to come to the the islamic bookbinding), this hide-version used the raw edge on the flap, and raised bands on the spine.

More MEDITATIO journals: http://www.etsy.com/shop/codice?section_id=8147942


Te presento esta MEDITATIO SUMMUM fabricada en una suave piel de badana natural, envejecida y gofrada letra a letra con un fragmento de Henry David Thoreau.

He cosido el cuerpo del libro utilizando la técnica de “nervios vistos”, para luego ceñirlo firmemente a la cubierta a través del lomo, resaltando dichos nervios como modo decorativo.

Mide aproximadamente 16.5 x 12 cm. y unos ¨2,5 cm. de lomo.

Contiene 140 hojas (contando una sola cara) de un papel color crema de extraordinaria calidad, 100 gr., con certificado FSC. Tanto su textura como su constitución a trasluz son verjuradas (con las correspondientes líneas paralelas traslúcidas), y ha sido cortado para que los bordes aparezcan simulando las rebabas de un papel artesanal, reforzado por un escofinado en los cortes. En él puedes escribir, dibujar en técnicas secas...

El cuerpo viene rematado con sendas guardas en papel japonés, traslúcido, de largas fibras, en precioso color marrón.

Tu Meditatio, cálida y versátil, te será entregada gratis envuelta para regalo.

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Frequently asked questions about codice

I could need between 1-4 weeks for custom orders to be completed (please check item's description). Must be paid at time to the order.

* Personalized journals: I always send some pictures before ship to your email. I usually send to customers two reminder messages more, but if finally I have no response I'll send the item to the Etsy address provided.

I take and process the photos as similar as possible to the reality. However, it is obvious that slight differences will still exist, about the colors especially.

Please, note the leather is organic, and there are some differences between the pieces.
Ready-to-ship Orders will be packaged and shipped on 24-48 hours once payment is received. I will send you a notification that your order was processed, with the track number, so you’ll be able to follow the delivery status.

Please NOTE: you must have more time to manufacture the products in those items that are Made to Order (for example, Summum Meditatio Personalized Journals). This time should be about 1-4 weeks depending the item purchased.

All my items are shipped from Spain carefully and nice packaged, for gift.
-- If lost: You will receive a refund if the package is lost. I'll do after confirmation of Postal Service.
-- If delayed: You will receive the refund of the shipping costs once the package is delivered. A package is considered delayed after four weeks.
-- If damaged: If your package appears to be damaged by the postal services, you have to fill in a report at your post in the moment you receive your package, and send me a scanned copy of the file, in order to verify and proceed with the refund.
-- If unclaimed: Please check your mailbox regularly, shipping costs are your responsability.
For international customers/buyers: You are responsible for any and all additional customs charge and/or local taxes, if and when applicable. Please check your local policies and regulations on international packages.

Handmade Leather Journal, Blank Book, Thoreau Quote, Aged Leather. Summum MEDITATIO


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, japanese paper, laid paper, linen thread
  • Ships worldwide from Spain
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