A gift for your favorite coffee-loving writer -- or for yourself.
This book is carefully crafted in the traditional way, with pages sewn in place, snugly and securely, with strong waxed linen thread. The leather is reddish-brown oil-tanned cowhide, with a wonderful soft and supple feel to it. It is a fairly large journal, with pages 6 by 9 inches.
The back cover folds around to close the book. The hole in the flap and the button on the fron cover are placed perfectly, so that the book is easy to open and close, but the hole and button will hold the book closed until you open it.
The button is a hand-made, hand-fired ceramic button, with a coffee-bean texture, made by my wife, the ceramic artist Fay Jones Day.
The book has end-cloths with a coffee-bean print, rather than end-papers, and a coffee-colored ribbon. The paper is cream-colored Strathmore drawing paper.
If you order EMBOSSING, the only font available at this time is Roman Capitals. The letters will be embossed and painted gold.
Like most leather which has not been processed to death, the leather of this book has some imperfections -- minor scuff-marks, mainly.
This is a *very* durable book, made by a craftsman with decades of experience.
NOTE: If you purchase this book, it may be a bit bigger than the pictures lead you to expect. I have large hands.
PAGE SIZE: 6 by 9 inches
NUMBER OF PAGES: 288 pages total.
PAPER: Strathmore 60 lb acid-free drawing paper
GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive.
THREAD: Waxed linen thread.
HEADBAND: Hollander's woven silk headband
LEATHER: Oil-tanned cowhide.
END-CLOTHS: Cotton print fabric.
CLOSURE: Original ceramic coffee-bean button and circular button-hole in the leather.
SHIPPING: This book will be shipped USPS Priority Mail, in a Flat Rate box, snugly wrapped in bubble wrap.
Made in Monroe, OR
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It was a pleasure from beginning to end. Jonathan was attentive to my ideas, and the end result is exactly what I was hoping for. I trust that my 18-yr. old grandson will use and enjoy this legacy piece for many years.