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Leather bound books

Since I already make quite a few items of writing equipment, I thought it was time I gave you somewhere to use it!

These are the first of several limited batches of 3 books I shall be putting out for sale, either at the next market or before on the Etsy site. They are bound in quite firm leather, which has been stamped with a version of a Tudor prayer book cover. Some of the details on the original were missing which I have tried to fill in with details from similar covers. Where there was no further information I have left the space blank, or only vaguely indicted the design. They are closed by looping the hand woven silk braid over the bone button, and then pulling down on the beaded end. Each book contains 3 folios of cartridge paper with 16 pages in each, giving a total of 96 writing (or sketching!) sides altogether. The pages are bound in with heavy linen thread and the leather has been treated to bring out the stamp detail more. These books (which measure approximately 6 inches by 4 inches) are extremely tactile, and would be a joy to use (I know, I kept the practice one for myself!).

They are competitively priced at £35 each.