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THE HALF TOME - Giant Leather Family Tome, Big Huge Rustic Heirloom Keepsake Book, Sewn in Premium Leather

THE HALF TOME - Giant Leather Family Tome, Big Huge Rustic Heirloom Keepsake Book, Sewn in Premium Leather

Regular price $110.00 USD
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The miniature version of The Signature Tome, The Half Tome contains 480 pages and is a completely handcrafted and hand bound book meant to be a lifetime keepsake. Give it to a family matriarch or patriarch, let them write stories to you and their other descendants, and then let yourself and other succeeding generations continue to fill the pages thereafter for countless memories generation after generation. Or use it for yourself to chronicle your life. There are many meaningful and valuable uses for these big tomes. And it comes with a large leather matching bookmark to mark your page!



This journal is fully customizable, and is MADE TO ORDER. You design your journal with the drop-down menus above, and may also add further customizations if desired from the "More Customizations" section. This journal is made JUST FOR YOU.



Each journal is hand-picked, hand-cut, and every page is hand-folded and sewn together.

-Quality leather: durable, full-grain, USA tanned leather.
-Acid-Free Paper: Thick, high quality, and acid-free paper, so your memories and artwork stand the test of time.
-Waxed linen thread: High-quality, thick, waxed linen thread that will keep your journal securely bound for a lifetime.

✔️100% USA-MADE
All of our leather is USA tanned leather. And all of our journals are made in Idaho, USA.



This handcrafted leather journal features a classic notebook design with brass button snap enclosure. The outcome is timeless sophistication with a beautiful, vintage feel. All of my books and journals are made to last a lifetime (at least!) And the leather only gets better with time.



SEWN BOUND - This journal is hand-bound using a historical bookbinding technique of sewing the pages into the spine, which gives a lovely old-world look and feel. This binding method is durable and permanent. Refillable bound journals are also available in the Refillable section.



•We use an old-fashioned style of personalizing your leather, called Embossing. Heat is pressed into your journal cover, leaving a gorgeous and rustic looking imprint that is permanent.

•See examples of embossing throughout the listing photos on any listing.

•If you select the option of personalized embossing from the drop-down menu, that will include up to 15 characters of embossing. Please enter your personalization in the Personalization Box.

•If you would like additional characters, you may add the listing entitled "Additional Embossing" to your order; located in the MORE CUSTOMIZATIONS section.

•Alpha-numeric font is all caps, Times Roman.
Special characters available include: . ' , # @ ? ! " $ % & * : > < ; / \ •Names, initials, etc, typically go in the lower right corner by default, unless your specific journal design and personalization length warrant a different location. If you have a specific location you would like your embossing to go, you must message me or indicate the desired location in the order notes. If specific instructions are not left by you, formatting and location discretion will be left up to myself, and determined by what is most appropriate given your specific journal design and personalization.


9"x12" with a 4" spine



This journal can come in BLANK, LINED, or DOT GRID pages. See details of both below.

BLANK: Eggshell textured, 80lb, high-quality, acid-free, medium tooth, mixed media paper. Suitable for ink writing, drawing, pastels, charcoal, paints. Holds ink well and is bleed-proof. (Comes with 120 pages front and back)

LINED: Classic cream-colored, high-quality, 80lb, acid-free paper with grey lines. This paper is great at holding a lot of ink and is bleed-proof to the other side.  
(Comes with 120 pages front and back)

DOT GRID: Classic cream-colored, high-quality, 80lb, acid-free paper with printed with dot grid. This paper is great at holding a lot of ink and is bleed-proof to the other side.  
(Comes with 120 pages front and back)



Check out the MORE CUSTOMIZATIONS Section of my shop, where you will find the listing "Additional Pages." The maximum amount of rows of elastic cords recommended to preserve the structural integrity of Refillable Journals is 6 cords; or 192 pages total. This is because Refillable Journals are not like Sewn Bound journals, in that the pages are not sewn tightly to the spine like Sewn Bound journals. Refills Booklets have a slight amount of wiggle room. However, if you'd like extra Refill Booklets to replace the current ones, you can order those in the REFILLS section.



Our leathers are USA tanned, premium hides chosen for their rustic yet beautiful character. Please see the last photo in each listing to see an example of a journal in each leather; and also in the listings photos throughout the whole shop. After working with hundreds of various hides and types of leathers, these are the leathers that we weren't able to say goodbye to. Due to the nature of the authentic leather hides, there will always be variation and uniqueness from one journal to the next. Each hide will have some degree of "pull-up," which refers to color variation where the leather is creased or bent; which gives a very rustic or distressed look. Pull-up creases go away with time or with rubbing the leather by hand. Following are descriptions of our leather varieties:

RUSSET - A golden medium brown leather with some color variation between lighter browns, golden, and sometimes reddish tones. Beautiful light golden tan pull-up when leather is creased.

BISON - A medium-dark brown with gorgeous tan pull-up marks where the leather is creased.

DRIFTWOOD - This leather has a ton of color variation between lighter tan to medium brown to darker brown areas, all along the spectrum of sandy and woodsy brown color tones. Some hides will be more covered in the darker brown, but color range and variation is similar. These hides have a very pronounced pull-up effect: you will notice very pronounced color variation in areas that are creased.


Elastic binding cord color is chosen based on what will accentuate the color of your leather, but if you prefer light or dark, please message me.


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