This book is 11“x11” and has 160 pages of the handmade cotton paper, which is a textured white paper that is great with any type of pen, or with watercolor paints. The paper is also acid-free and fine for mounting photos and memorabilia.
This is a true 1-of-a-kind album with 2 layers of leather in 2 colors… a thick textured black and an delicious deep wine color. They are attached to one another in the back of the book with hand hammered copper rivets. The stitching is covered on the spine of the book by an antique push-plate from an old conference room door, and it is embellished with more patina’d copper rivets.
This book has a fabulous icebox hinge closure, which makes it very unique. I cut a sliver out of it to turn the hinge into a hasp. Most of the icebox hinges I use are well over 50 years old. Most of our padlocks are 50 – 100 years old, and all come with a working key. Padlocks are interchangeable…this book is not “married” to this padlock. Once you have chosen your book I will send you similar padlock options, as this padlock may no longer be available, and our padlock selection is constantly changing.