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Thick Black Bonded Italian Leather Journal (9'x7")

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Simple, spacious, well constructed. Excellent value.

This is an impressive journal. At 9 3/4 inches x 6 7/8 inches x 1 3/8 inches, it weighs in at a hefty 2 pounds 6 ounces. It has 400 lined pages, each 9.5 in x 6.75 in. It has a narrow black satin ribbon attached as a bookmark.

The pages are smooth, cream-colored, ...
This is an impressive journal. At 9 3/4 inches x 6 7/8 inches x 1 3/8 inches, it weighs in at a hefty 2 pounds 6 ounces. It has 400 lined pages, each 9.5 in x 6.75 in. It has a narrow black satin ribbon attached as a bookmark.

The pages are smooth, cream-colored, and fairly thick. Each page has 28 solid grey lines that are very thin and not too dark, so they make nice guides without being too distracting. There is also a pale grey fleur de lys watermark at the bottom center of each page.

The lines are 6 inches long and 8 millimeters apart, leaving a 1/2 inch margin at the top and bottom of the page, a 1/4 inch margin from the edge of the book, and a 3/8 inch margin from the center of the book. The fleur de lys is roughly 3/4 inches squared in size.

The endpapers are heavy stock in a French vanilla color. The front one has "This journal belongs to _________________" written on it, and the back one says, "Fiorentina, Product of Italy, Fiorentina LLC North Merrick, New York 11566". A fleur de lys also appears on both of these pages.

The front cover is embossed with "JOURNAL", and a fleur de lys is embossed at the bottom center of the back cover.

I purchased this book at a Barnes & Noble store in February 2008, and it came wrapped in clear plastic with a sticker that said, "writing journal, Handmade in Florence, Italy, using centuries old techniques."

I am exceptionally pleased with this journal. It is well made and has held up beautifully. I looked it up today to make sure they were still available, and now that I know they are, I intend to purchase another.

posted by BookShopWanderer on November 30, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent quality, but somewhat impractical

I like the quality of my new journal. But, frankly, it is too thick and inflexible, which makes it somewhat impractical. When I get down toward the bottom of the page, it's awkward to write on the lowest lines. A thinner and more flexible leather journal (like I have...
I like the quality of my new journal. But, frankly, it is too thick and inflexible, which makes it somewhat impractical. When I get down toward the bottom of the page, it's awkward to write on the lowest lines. A thinner and more flexible leather journal (like I have generally used for years now) is more practical.

posted by Armin on December 5, 2009

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Excellent quality, but somewhat impractical

    I like the quality of my new journal. But, frankly, it is too thick and inflexible, which makes it somewhat impractical. When I get down toward the bottom of the page, it's awkward to write on the lowest lines. A thinner and more flexible leather journal (like I have generally used for years now) is more practical.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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