A5 Leather Sketchbook / Journal: Navy Blue & Tan with recycled cartridge paper

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£149.00 GBP

This A5 Leather Journal or Sketchbook is hand bound in the finest quality Navy Blue leather with Tan exposed spine stitching. It contains 192 pages of quality 140gsm 'all-media' recycled cartridge paper, making it a very useful book for writing or artwork. A leather thong that you can tie in a variety of ways keeps your books securely closed.

The special Longstitch with Linkstitch binding has been in use since the 15th century and provides this softcover book with a flexible but reliably robust structure. The pages will lie flat on a desk for ease of use and, because no glue is used and all the materials are archival, your book will last your lifetime.

This Journal / Sketchbook is a joy to own and use as the leather is incredibly tactile. It's warm and smooth to the touch with a fine grain texture. It will be much loved by anyone who appreciates heritage craftsmanship and natural materials. A colophon on the final page gives binding, materials and maker details for authenticity.

SIZE: A5 medium portrait 8.5 x 6 inches / 21 x 15 cm.

MADE TO ORDER: please allow up to 4 weeks plus delivery from the UK. If you have an earlier deadline do get in touch as I'd love to help if I can.

REVIEWS: "These journals really are made with the finest materials, the quality of the leather is evident from touch alone." Charlotte, West Midlands

ALTERNATIVES: Leather Memory Book: Navy Blue & Tan

NOTES: The leather is most definitely a dark Navy Blue, not Royal - it's tricky to convey with varying light levels in the bookbinding studio! If you would like a swatch before purchasing do email info@boundbyhand.co.uk

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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages