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vintage gas pump at night blank journal

 

raised vintage gas pumps at night journal

 

- page size 8.5" wide by 11 and 3/4" tall

 

- lined, archival off-white pages lined with light gray lines with college-ruled spacing

 

- 100 pages (200 pages sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- navy pigskin leather cover


- raised gas vintage gas pump design in high relief; hand-carved from underlying board and accented with silver pigment


- endpapers printed with a variety of vintage coffee advertising designs


- stamped silver moon and stars on cover; silver star decorations on inside of front and back cover edges

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$260

 

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custom navy leather journal with vintage gas pumps at night scene front endpapers

 

custom navy leather journal with vintage gas pumps at night scene back endpapers

 

custom navy leather journal with vintage gas pumps at night scene open lined pages

 

 

 

vintage ford truck journal with vintage gas station clamshell box

 

leather vintage ford truck journal

and custom leather clamshell box

with raised vintage gas station

 

book:


 - page size 8 and 7/8" wide by 6 and 1/2" tall

- unlined white archival paper pages
 
- 112 pages (224 page sides to write on)
 
- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

- predominantly black goatskin leather cover over binder's board with a raised/carved vintage Ford F-1 pickup truck rendered in individually-covered pieces of carved board

- truck on front cover is covered with hand-pared red British bookcalf with a waxed surface to intensify the red color

- truck on front cover has white-wall tires and chrome studs for hubcaps
 
- "road" surface on front cover is gray goatskin leather
 
- cover has a stamped "Ford" nameplate logo in pewter foil

- red British marbled paper endpapers
 
box:

- book fits into a custom made clamshell box

- edges of the box are covered with black vellum book cloth

- front, spine, and back cover of box are covered with black pigskin leather

- box front has a raised design of a vintage gas station

- inside of box is lined with acid-free Arches Cover paper with a recessed
area to accomodate the raised truck on the front of the book

- recessed area inside the box is lined with more red British bookcalf
leather, stamped with the "Ford" nameplate logo in silver, and outlined with the natural deckled paper edge from a sheet of black Arches cover

- all archival adhesives

$490
 
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custom leather bound ford f 1 journal with custom clamshell box front cover

 

custom leather bound ford f 1 journal with custom clamshell box marbled endpaper

 

custom leather bound ford f 1 journal with custom clamshell box with raised vintage gas station

 

custom leather bound ford f 1 journal with custom clamshell box with raised vintage gas station book in box

 
 
leather vintage Ford truck journal
and custom leather clamshell box with raised vintage gas station

black goatskin journal with inset stone and clamshell box

 

black goatskin leather journal

with gray-green stone

and custom clamshell box

 

- page size 4 and 3/8" wide by 6 and 3/4" tall

 

- blank unlined pages of off-white archival paper

 

- 132 pages (265 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- the signatures in this book are thin, allowing for a more graceful curve of the spine and front edge of the book


- black goatskin leather cover over carved binder's board


- cover features a permanently-attached gray-green stone disc set into a slight recess in the cover, accented with a silver-tone decorative raised button cap in the center

 

- parallel blind stamped lines around the stone give the cover an art deco look


- mottled tan parchment-look acid-free endpapers


- book is stored in a custom made clamshell box covered in charcoal gray linen book cloth and stamped with art deco style lines in black

 

- box cover has a hole cut entirely through it to reveal the stone on the book cover inside

 

- box is lined with acid-free Arches cover paper


- all archival adhesives

 

$365

 

 

 

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black leather art deco journal with gray stone and clamshell box

 

black leather art deco stone journal spine

 

black leather art deco journal with stone in clamshell box

 

black leather art deco journal with clamshell box stone detail

 

black leather art deco journal with clamshell box open

 

 

 

 

 iron ring journal travel rustic historic leather

 

iron ring journal with wide leather strap closure

 

- page size 7 and 7/8" wide by 11 and 1/2" tall

 

- unlined off-white archival paper pages

 

- 110 pages (220 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is green and dark brown goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover features antique iron ring sealed with renaissance wax to preserve finish

and permanent-attached to the cover


- iron ring on cover accented with rustic cowhide leather pieces riveted through the cover


- closure consists of a wide rustic leather cowhide strap that loops through the ring and secures on the back cover with two metal stud closures

 

- wide rustic cowhide strap is permanently attached to the back cover with several hammered-look metal rivets

 

- hand-marbled Spanish endpapers in a black and tan ripple pattern

 

- all archival adhesives


$265

 

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iron ring journal leather handmade rustic bookbinding 

 

iron ring journal leather handmade rustic bookbinding

 

iron ring journal leather handmade rustic bookbinding

 

iron ring journal leather handmade rustic bookbinding

 

iron ring journal leather handmade rustic bookbinding

 

iron ring journal leather handmade rustic bookbinding

 

 

 black goatskin and linen forged copper pin closure journal 2

 

charcoal cloth and black goatskin leather journal #2

with hand-forged copper back plate and pin closure

 

- page size 5 and 1/2" wide by 9 and 3/8" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is black goatskin leather with charcoal linen book cloth over binder's board


- cover features hand-forged copper embellishments (hand-forged by the bookbinder)


- copper back plate textured using antique hammers; permanently attached to the cover in a slightly recessed area


- hand-forged copper pin is attached to the back cover on a riveted strap of goatskin leather

 

- copper has been treated with archival Renaissance wax to protect the aged finish

 

- mottled tan parchment-look acid-free endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives


$185

 

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 custom black leather and charcoal linen journal with forged copper pin closure 2

 

 

 black goatskin leather vintage coleman cooler journal

 

vintage cooler journal

 

- page size 6" wide by 12" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is black goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover features a vintage cooler carved from separate pieces of binder's board and tag board with each part individually covered with hand-pared goatskin leather in green, white, silver, and red


- cooler is attached to the cover in a slightly recessed area


- raised cords on the spine outlined with silver foil lines

 

- frosty silver endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$210

 

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 custom leather vintage coleman cooler journal front detail

 

custom leather vintage coleman cooler journal spine

 

 

 vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding

 

vintage retro motel journal


- page size 5" wide by 9" tall

 

- unlined archival off-white pages

 

- 110 pages (220 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is navy pigskin leather over carved binder's board


- cover features a raised retro motel sign design accented with gold pigment, gold foil leaf, and lettering added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and red, pewter, and gold stamping foils


- "motel" lettering on spine added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and gold stmaping foil

 

- blue batik pattern endpapers

 

- semi-sheer flysheet with a swirl pattern

 

- all archival adhesives


$185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding front

 

vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding detail

 

vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding spine

 

vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding whole cover

 

vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding endpapers

 

vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding flysheet

 

vintage retro motel sign journal leather bookbinding pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 red goatskin leather journal with fold formed copper

 

curved copper journal (red)

 

- page size 4" wide by 9 and 1/4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is red goatskin leather over binder's board; a mis-tint from the leather manufacturer which makes it one of a kind
 

- cover features hand-forged fold-formed copper decoration (hand-forged by the bookbinder)
 

- copper decoration is permanently attached to the cover in a slightly recessed area

 

- copper has been treated with archival Renaissance wax to protect the aged finish

 

- hand marbled red British marbled paper endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$130

 

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 custom red leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper flat

 

custom red leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper marbled endpapers

 

 

 dark brown goatskin leather journal with fold formed copper

 

curved copper journal (brown)

 

- page size 4" wide by 9 and 1/4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is brown goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover features hand-forged fold-formed copper decoration (hand-forged by the bookbinder)
 

- copper decoration is permanently attached to the cover in a slightly recessed area

 

- copper has been treated with archival Renaissance wax to protect the aged finish

 

- hand marbled brown and gold marbled paper endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives


$130

 

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 custom dark brown leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper flat

 

custom dark brown leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper marbled endpaper

 

 

 red and burgundy leather deer buck at night journal

 

raised deer at night journal

 

- page size 10" wide by 10" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 123 pages (246 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is burgundy pigskin leather and red pigskin leather over hand carved binder's board and tag board


- raised design wraps from front to back cover

 

- cover accented with foil stamped stars and moon

 

- mottled tan parchment-look acid-free endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$180

 

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 custom red and burgundy leather large journal with buck at night front

 

custom red and burgundy leather large journal with buck at night back

 

custom red and burgundy leather large journal with buck at night parchment endpaper

 

 

 dark brown goatskin deco journal with copper stamping

 

dark brown goatskin leather art deco journal

 

- page size 6" wide by 9" tall

 

- unlined off-white archival paper pages

 

- 110 pages (220 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover dark brown goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover is decorated with an art deco frame and the word "journal" in copper foil

 

- raised cords on the spine outlined with thin copper foil lines

 

- hand marbled black and tan swirl Spanish marbled paper endpapers

 

-burgundy grosgrain ribbon page marker

 

- all archival adhesives


$155

 

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 custom dark brown leather journal with art deco design front

 

custom dark brown leather journal with art deco design marbled endpaper

 

custom dark brown leather journal with art deco design open pages

 

 

 goatskin leather dragonfly journal

 

turquoise and dark green goatskin leather journal

 

- page size 6" wide by 9" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 110 pages (220 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is green and turquoise goatskin leather over binder's board


- blind stamped dragonflies on front and back cover

 

- colorful hand-marbled marbled paper endpapers

 

- turquoise satin ribbon page marker

 

- all archival adhesives


SOLD

 

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 custom leather two tone journal with dragonflies front detail 1

 

custom leather two tone journal with dragonflies front detail 2

 

custom leather two tone journal with dragonflies marbled endpaper

 

custom leather two tone journal with dragonflies open pages

 

 

 western tooled leather journal forged copper closure rustic

 

western-style tooled leather journal with forged copper closure

 

- page size 12" wide by 6 and 5/8" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 78 pages (156 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is western tooled-look cowhide and black goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover is accented with a hand-forged solid copper loop and rustic goatskin leather strap closure

 

- the heavy leather strap is permanently attached to the back cover of the book with several hammered-look rivets and the copper loop is permanently-attached to the strap with more rivets

 

- the book closes by looping the left side of the leather strap through the copper piece and securing it on a black metal stud

 

- solid tan acid-free endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives


$210

 

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 western tooled leather journal forged copper closure rustic

 

western tooled leather journal forged copper closure rustic

 

western tooled leather journal forged copper closure rustic

 

western tooled leather journal forged copper closure rustic

 

 

 charcoal linen and silver cloth pig and bowl journal

 

two tone charcoal linen and silver vellum cloth journal

with pig and bowl

 

- page size 6" wide by 9" tall

 

- unlined off-white archival paper pages

 

- 70 pages (140 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is charcoal linen book cloth and silver vellum book cloth over binder's board
 

- cover is accented with an old-fashioned etching of a pig stamped in black pigment and a bowl in silver foil

 

- mottled tan parchment-look acid-free endpapers

 

- ivory satin ribbon page marker

 

- all archival adhesives


$53

 

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 custom silver and charcoal cloth journal with pig detail

 

custom silver and charcoal cloth journal with pig and bowl detail

 

custom silver and charcoal cloth journal with pig and bowl parchment endpaper

 

custom silver and charcoal cloth journal with pig and bowl parchment open pages

 

 

 vintage retro diner sign red leather pie journal with chrome studs

 

red leather vintage diner sign "pie" journal

(or recipe book)

 

- page size 7" wide by 8 and 1/2" tall 

 

- acid-free lined off-white pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- red marbled endpapers


- cover is red pigskin leather over hand-carved binder's board with a vintage diner-style pie design
 

- cover accented with domed chrome studs which are riveted through the cover

 

- "pie" lettering on spine added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$195

 

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 vintage diner sign pie journal in red leather recipe book detail

 

vintage diner sign pie journal in red leather recipe book spine

 

vintage diner sign pie journal in red leather recipe book endpapers

 

vintage diner sign pie journal in red leather recipe book pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 brown goatskin tall journal with copper strap closure    brown goatskin tall journal with copper strap closure back

 

tall, thin brown goatskin leather journal

with hand-forged copper and leather strap closure

(front view at left, back view at right)

 

- page size 3" wide by 12" tall 

 

- acid-free unlined off-white pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- marbled endpapers in shades of gold, brown, and red


- cover is brown goatskin leather over carved binder's board
 

- cover features a closure created with a long piece of hand-forged copper (to the right edge of the front cover) that is secured closed by a strap that wraps around the copper piece and attaches to the front cover over two black stud closures near the top

 

- all leather straps used in the closure (and the strap that attaches the copper piece to the back cover) are secured to the cover with multiple rivets

 

- various straps are made out of a heavy, rustic, mottled cow hide leather

 

- all archival adhesives
 

SOLD

 

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dark brown goatskin tall journal with copper strap closure endpapers

 

 

 dark green goatskin leather tall journal with iron nail closure  

 

tall, thin dark green goatskin leather journal

with iron nail closure

 

- page size 3" wide by 12" tall 

 

- acid-free unlined off-white pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- marbled endpapers in shades of green and red


- cover is dark green goatskin leather over carved binder's board
 

- cover features a closure created with a vintage, substantial, iron nail

 

- the book closes when the iron nail slips through the loops on the front cover and is secured to the back cover with a strap and two chrome stud closures

 

- nail has to be completely removed for the book to open (the strap on the nail is permanently attached to the nail), but nail can be secured by the straps to the back cover while book is in use (preventing the nail from being lost)

 

- the bottom edge of the cover is secured with another strap over a chrome stud closure

 

- all leather straps used in the closure (and the strap that attaches the copper piece to the back cover) are secured to the cover with multiple rivets

 

- various straps are made out of a slightly lighter green goatskin and are permanently attached with rivets through the cover

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$105

 

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dark green goatskin journal iron nail closure back

 

dark green goatskin journal iron nail closure open

 

dark green goatskin journal iron nail closure endpapers

 

 

 

rustic purple leather goatskin cover wrap journal

 

rustic purple goatskin leather flexible (soft) cover wrap journal

 

- page size 4" wide by 7" tall 

 

- archival unlined white pages

 

- 90 pages (180 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- beautiful multicolored marbled endpapers


- cover is purple goatskin leather
 

- cover is soft (flexible) and closes by wrapping the flap from the back cover to the front and securing it on three black metal stud closures

 

- all archival adhesives
 

SOLD

 

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rustic purple leather goatskin cover wrap journal standing

 

rustic purple leather goatskin cover wrap journal open

 

rustic purple leather goatskin cover wrap journal marbled endpapers

 

 

 rustic burgundy leather goatskin cover wrap journal

 

rustic burgundy goatskin leather flexible (soft) cover wrap journal

 

- page size 4" wide by 7" tall 

 

- archival unlined white pages

 

- 90 pages (180 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- beautiful multicolored marbled endpapers in shades of green and red


- cover is burgundy goatskin leather
 

- cover is soft (flexible) and closes by wrapping the flap from the back cover to the front and securing it on two black metal stud closures

 

- all archival adhesives
 

SOLD

 

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rustic burgundy leather goatskin cover wrap journal standing

 

rustic burgundy leather goatskin cover wrap journal open

 

rustic burgundy leather goatskin cover wrap journal endpapers

 

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover pink rose journal

 

rustic pink/rose goatskin leather flexible (soft) cover wrap journal

 

- page size 4" wide by 7" tall 

 

- archival unlined white pages

 

- 90 pages (180 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- beautiful multicolored marbled endpapers in shades of pink and gray


- cover is pink/rose goatskin leather
 

- cover is soft (flexible) and closes by wrapping the flap from the back cover to the front and securing it on two black metal stud closures

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$55

 

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rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover pink rose journal standing

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover pink rose journal open

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover pink rose journal marbled endpapers

 

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover teal journal

 

rustic teal goatskin leather flexible (soft) cover wrap journal

 

- page size 4" wide by 7" tall 

 

- archival unlined white pages

 

- 90 pages (180 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- beautiful multicolored marbled endpapers in shades of teal green and pink


- cover is teal goatskin leather
 

- cover is soft (flexible) and closes by wrapping the flap from the back cover to the front and securing it on two black metal stud closures

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$55

 

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rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover teal journal standing

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover teal journal endpapers

 

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover tan journal

 

rustic orange/tan goatskin leather flexible (soft) cover wrap journal

 

- page size 4" wide by 7" tall 

 

- archival unlined white pages

 

- 90 pages (180 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread

 

- beautiful multicolored marbled endpapers in shades of orange and navy


- cover is orange/tan goatskin leather
 

- cover is soft (flexible) and closes by wrapping the flap from the back cover to the front and securing it on two black metal stud closures

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$55

 

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rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover tan journal standing

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover tan journal open

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover tan journal endpapers

 

rustic goatskin softcover leather wrap cover tan journal pages

 

     
     

 

 

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