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Antique French Journal Guestbook Made to Order Black & Gold Upcycled Hand Bound

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MADE To Order Journal or Guest Book
Please allow for 4 - 6 weeks for your order to be made and delivered.
If you need it sooner, contact me. Additional fees may apply.

This lovely edition of Swiss Robinson dated 1858 was published in Tours, France. Since it's missing a few pages, it was time to give it a new purpose. I will carefully cut out the old damaged text block and replace it with new paper, perfect as a journal or guest book.

Since the spine on this book is too beautiful to remove, I recommend keeping the spine. Your choice of the style shown in photo 3 or a more traditional look with no thread showing.

- 200 pages (front and back) of 90 gram ivory paper, hand torn
- custom label with your name or short quote
- coptic binding

Book measures 4.25 x 7 inches
There are some illustrations if you are interested in having them included. They show the adventures of the family. Contact me for photos and more info. No additional charge.

Makes a wonderful gift and ships wrapped in vintage paper and tied with a bow.
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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.
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Rush orders may be accepted, please contact me with your deadline and location to confirm before purchase. Please note that rush orders are fulfilled after normal business hours ensuring that previously placed orders are not delayed. Rush order service carries a surcharge of $20 - 40 depending on deadline and complexity of order.

Express shipping is also available at checkout if you need to reduce the shipping time. Express shipping takes 2 - 5 days.
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.
SIRET: 809 73 930 00015
Guestbooks & journals are gift wrapped and shipped in new mailers. Recycled shipping materials, such as cardboard or bubblewrap, may also be used for added protection. Thanks for understanding.

Antique French Journal Guestbook Made to Order Black & Gold Upcycled Hand Bound


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