The binding is of this book is hand-sewn, with page signatures open-stitched onto brown calftskin leather bands, which wrap around and are glued to the wood cover boards. The boards are fine-grained oak plywood. The book opens easily and lays flat, and the boards will provide a firm support for writing, or drawing, or doodling, or making things up as you go along.
The edges and corners of the wood have been sanded and slightly rounded. The wood has been lightly stained with MinWax Golden Oak stain. The boards are protected with two coats of tough polycrylic varnish. The pages are sewn in snugly -- not with one or two, but with four stitches per signature -- and will not fall out or work loose.
This book is currently MADE TO ORDER, and will ship the third business day after you order it. If you order engraving it will take a little while to engrave the text. In that case, it will ship the fourth business day after you order it. I ship USPS Priority Mail, and if the recipient is in the continental US, the books I ship usually reach their destinations in two to three days after ship day. The book you receive will look a little different from the book pictured here, due to natural variations in the wood and leather.
SHIPPING: I ship via USPS Priority Mail, which gets things anywhere in the US in three days, max. International orders typically take a week to ten days to reach their destination. This book will be wrapped in brown paper, then sandwiched between two pieces of stiff cardboard, and shipped in a padded envelope.
PAGE SIZE: 7 by 8.5 inches.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 7 signatures, 32 pages each, 224 pages total.
PAPER: Acid-free Strathmore 400 series 60-lb drawing paper.
ENDPAPERS: Tan Canson Mi-Tiente pastel paper.
GLUE: Hollander's archival PVA book adhesive.
THREAD: Waxed linen
WOOD: Fine-grained strong thin "doorskin" plywood.
VARNISH: Two coats Minwax Polycrylic water-based varnish.
HEADBAND: Hollander's woven silk headband
LEATHER: Brown goatskin
Made in Monroe, OR
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