What brought me to learn the art of bookbinding in the first place was the need of a historically correct 18th century blank book to record my meager adventures in. After a healthy search, and finding nothing to my satisfaction, I took on the quest to learn to make my own.


Many of you may also be on a quest for just such an item. You have found the right place!

Made from acid free paper that resembles paper made in the 18th century, these journals and sketchbooks give the writer or artist blank books which will last them a very long time! Hand sewn pages are bound into hard covers. Each is covered in a dark brown leather from pig with a blind tooled design on the front cover.

These blank journals has 144 pages to record your adventures. It also has a frontice piece that is representative of 18th century printing and words (see image right) that is letterpress printed. At a portable size of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, it is small enough to pack easily, but also large enough for comfortable writing.




Constructed with identical techniques as the journals. These sketchbooks are basically the same as the journals using a natural white smooth finished acid free paper. Each leaf is hand sewn onto linen tapes which hold the book together in the boards making it strongly constructed. At 8 1/2 x 11 page size, any artist will have plenty of room to draw or watercolor their masterpieces. These larger versions also make great account books for a reenactor portraying a merchant or lawyer.