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"Nothing discernable to the eye of the spirit is more
brilliant or obscure than man; nothing is more formidable,
complex, mysterious, and infinite. There is a prospect
greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a
prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul."

—Victor Hugo (Les Misérables)

— l e a t h e r & d e s i g n —
The first page of the journal has a portrait of Victor Hugo, captioned with the above quote - one of my favourites from his beloved classic, Les Misérables. (This journal can also come without the quote page; please let me know in 'Notes to Seller' at check-out if you would prefer this.) The gorgeous chestnut brown cowhide cover lends the journal an antique quality, with the raw edge of the hide on the cover's flap. It looks like something Hugo would have written in himself! A coordinating strap wraps around the journal, and tucks underneath itself in the front.

— d i m e n s i o n s —
approx. 5.5" x 4.25" and 1.5" thick

— p a p e r —
280-pages (both sides) of good quality white unlined 32lb. writing paper with handtorn edges; it's acid free, archival, and opens flat so you can write all the way into the margins. The pages are hand-stitched to the leather cover, visible on the spine, with beeswaxed Irish linen bookbinding thread.

— c u s t o m i z e / p e r s o n a l i z e —
+ $5 Engraving up to 3 initials by freehand leather burning (not available for suede journals). Add the engraving option to your cart:
+ $8 Add pocket to back cover. Add this option to your cart:

— g i f t —
Each book comes with a little "card of interest" containing information about your book such as the type of leather, the history of the binding, and the stitch. Makes a lovely addition as a gift! All orders come gift wrapped, ready to give. Pen not included (visit for a lovely selection of handmade pens).

— r e f i l l —
You've written your last page in your favourite La Paperie & Cozy journal... it is completely full. Quelle nightmare! Now what? No need to panic! Purchase my refill service (select the size you require):

— p o l i c i e s —
Please read my shop policies PRIOR to placing an order, to avoid disappointment:

— k e e p . i n . t o u c h —
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Beverly the book artist

Leather Journal . Victor Hugo quote "Les Miserables" . handmade handbound . chestnut brown (280 pgs)


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, paper, ink, irish linen thread
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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