This is a collection of my traditional period bookbinding creations. I adopt many techniques from several centuries and fuse them with my own. Every creation is one of a kind.
Madam Conjur's Dream Collector
- 8" x 11" (WxH)
6x9 leather journal from the Anime series Fairy Tale
The Witch's Heart
Book of Growth
The Witches Crest Journal
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
The Sword in the Stone
Disney Pinocchio Journal
Ox Blood Sketch Journal
Mont Claire de Verde
The Green Meadeur
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
7x11 leather-bound spine with decorative marbled covers.
Hand sewn headbands and two ribbon bookmarks. Corner studs for cover protection and a four cord spine for durability.
A distressed and aged treatment of a late 18th century ledger.
- 7" x 11" (WxH)
The Regal Ledger
7.5x11.25 Deep red leather journal with a 3 cord spine and hand sewn end-bands. A ribbon bookmark capped off with a decorative brass tear drop and studded corners. Leather strap with a decorative center locking mechanism and filled with over 300 pages of off white drawing paper.
This is a 6x9 leather bound journal with a four cord spine and hand sewn double cord headbands.
Two sewn in ribbon bookmarks and handmade marbled paper for the end sheets.
Three color leather contemporary style design blended with the old world feel.
The text block is thick with natural parchment and bright white heavier paper for durability.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
The Prism Journal
This is a 6x9 black Italian goat leather journal with decorative inlays and silver speckle leaf design.
The center contains an inset prism that disperses the spectrum of rainbow colors along the fore-edge of the cover when the sunlight hits it just right in the morning.
The spine is supported with true sewn in hemp cord and hand sewn headbands.
Decorative handmade marbled paper to carry the spectrum theme into the covers and a sturdy bright white sketch paper for the text block.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
Black Lava Journal
This is a sturdy black leather journal with high quality drawing paper for the text block, handmade marbled paper for the end sheets and hand sewn headbands.
Embellished with brass studs and a decorative filigree on the folding strap which connects magnetically. 6.5"w x 6.75"h and an 1" thick.
The Crimson Flame
This is a rich crimson leather bound journal with corner studs and simple inlays with blind tooling.
Handmade marbled paper for the end sheets and hand sewn matching headbands.
Off white natural deckled edge papers with a sturdy grain.
Three cord spine with gold tooling accents.
6"H x 9"W and 1.5" thick
Has a solid feel and enriched with mink oil to give the leather longevity.
Another creation from the Gentleman Journal Series.
From my Gentleman Journal Series.
Simple line tooling and hand sewn headbands.
Handmade marbled paper for the end sheets and natural parchment for the text block.
corner studs for durability and true supported cord through the spine.
This is a 6x9 two tone leather journal with hand sewn headbands, marbled paper for the end sheets, decorative corner studs, thin gold tooling and extra thick natural parchment for the text block.
This one has a great feel to it and perfect for work.
Dark green paneled leather journal with decorative filigree skull door-knocker in the center.
Off white deckled fore-edge text block and hand sewn headbands of crimson and natural white.
Handmade marbled paper with the red Spanish Wave design and used as a spread.
Ribbon connection to an aged chain that contains the key to the lock that secures the journal at the fore-edge.
Gold tooling on the spine and cover corners.
The bottom center and the inside first page contain the symbolic text of the underworld.
If you turn the book to its side and look in the mirror, the gate keeper's name is revealed.
Hand numbered each page in a deep red.
Finished off with a paraffin wax coat and a mink oil coat for protection.
A little boy the age of six, named Dameon was a restless soul to say the least. He constantly had endless thoughts running through his mind. He had no friends and kept to himself, fidgeting about and endlessly pacing the corridors of the mansion.
Dameon had a little secret. He would stay up late in his room and listen to voices magnify with clarity as the hours past. By witching hour, he was well into conversation with spirits from the underworld.
On the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year of his existence, Dameon sat in his room with a sense of concern for no voices called to him or welcomed a conversation.
The boy was saddened, for he was accustomed to his friends of the night. As the hours past and witching hour neared, a low moan began to form and grow with every minute. The sound was coming from a small mirror on the wall. "neomad come." A soft voice beckoned. This happened three times before the boy responded.
He slowly neared the mirror and stood in front. A dark cloaked figure holding a book looked up at Dameon and fixed with stare. He did not move at first, for he seemed to be examining the boy closely.
Dameon touched the mirror and the figure lifted the book. He pushed the book through the mirror and the boy jumped back. The figure told Dameon that he was the chosen child of the underworld. The book was a gift to record his thoughts and adventures, but not of the human world, for the book was a doorway to the endless corridors of the underworld and beyond.
He only need but to knock six times to enter and join the voices he loved so much over the years.
Dameon was hesitant to agree, but something inside him knew that not all belong where they reside in life and he felt that more than ever.
Three hundred and forty-eight years has passed since that day, and no one knows if little Dameon ever did knock on that book all those years ago.
Within a grand mansion south of France is a beautiful library of rare readings and novels alike. Within a caged area in the back behind red draped curtains is one book, chained and crude. No one goes near for voices are heard from time to time. Above the cage inscribed in a graceful script, read, thou may enter at six and belong forever within.
kinatas eht neomad
Nature Panel Journal
This is a 6x9 multi panel leather journal that consists of four different leathers. Italian goat and lamb. Simple line tooling and decorative aged gold leaf stripe design. Hand marbled paper for the end sheets and hand sewn headbands. The text block is high grade white drawing paper and encased with waffle natural brown stock.
The Red Diamond
This is a 6x9 rich red leather journal that is hand tooled and beveled front and back. A four cord spine with hand sewn headbands and dual ribbon bookmarks. Sturdy parchment for the text block that consists of 225 pages.
Hand marbled paper with matching yellow end sheets. The journal is finished off with a buff of paraffin wax and coated with mink oil for protection.
House Greyjoy Journal
This is a grey leather journal of House Greyjoy.
Hand carved inlays, hand marbled paper, hand sewn headbands and cream deckled edge text block.
A Grey chain bookmark with an anchor at the end. A small gold leaf anchor on the spine and House Greyjoy sigil gold leafed on the inside first page.
This is a 6x9 green leather journal with simple line tooling and decorative gold accents.
Ombre thread for the hand sewn headbands and vintage 1940's wallpaper for the end sheets.
The text block consists of white drawing paper, writing parchment and brown sketch paper.
Coated with mink oil to enrich the leather and buffed out to a low sheen.
Neon Pop Gentleman's Journal
This is a 6x9 rich chocolate leather journal with simple line tooling on the cover and supported with a strong three cord spine.
Off white manila drawing paper for the text block at 240 pages and handmade marbled paper paired with a neon inside cover.
Finished off with a rich berry and neon headband for the head and tail of the book.
Club Muscaria Leather Journal
This acrylic painting is part of a set that pairs with this leather-bound book. The painting is 24x36 on stretched canvas. These Muscarias are part of the Amanita family of mushrooms. They are poisonous, hence the growth of warning signs upon the caps of the mushrooms.
The leather journal that pairs with this id bound in navy italian lamb leather. The text block is a bright white drawing paper and the end-sheets are handmade marbled paper with a coat of paraffin wax.
Hand sewn headbands, raised paneled cover with a vintage french frame that encases the Club Muscaria.
Leather Paneled Journal
This is a 6x9 rich chocolate leather journal with simple line tooling on the cover and supported with a strong four cord spine.
White drawing paper for the text block at 240 pages, nature green Latik paper for end sheets and contrasting coal and white hand sewn headbands.
Gollumeth Fantasy Novel
This is my fantasy novel I published in 2006.
I have wanted to bind my novel for some time now.
I finally got some free time away from commissions to make this happen.
This copy has extra material in the back of the book and I have added a full color map.
8.5 x10.5 red leather novel with decorative inlays and filigree. Hand tooled and gold design.
Handmade marbled paper for the end-sheets and hand sewn headbands.
Finished off with a weighted ribbon bookmark.
This is a 6x9 rich plum leather journal with handmade marbled paper, hand sewn headbands and off white parchment for the text block.
A strong 7 cord spine with decorative inlays and tooling that is aligned with the spine cording.
Matching green ribbon bookmark capped with a decorative gold filigree accent to compliment the corner gold leafing on the front and back of the covers.
Old Navy Back
This is a 5x7 two toned paneled leather journal with hand sewn headbands and simple line tooling.
Bright white drawing paper for the text block and rich navy blue leather and golden tan leather for the exterior.
Hot pressed and buffed out to a medium sheen.
This is a leather-bound journal with an attached fold-out magnifying glass. This is a vintage piece from the turn of the century. It attaches and is held snug by way of a magnet in the center.
Hand sewn headbands, hand made marbled paper and high quality drawing paper for the text block.
This journal has spiral inlays and gold accents throughout.
A watercolor journal with deckled edge pages for the text block.
Deep indigo Italian goats leather with gold leaf and hand painted cover design.
Hand sewn headbands, marbled paper for the end-sheets and a strong three cord spine.
Buffed out to a low sheen with two coats of paraffin.
This is a solid leather-bound journal with tea stained pages for the text block, marbled paper for the end sheets, and hand sewn headbands. The covers are designed with multiple levels and filigree throughout. Hand painted gold leaf designs and fitted with a clasp and lock system. The chain contains the key to open the lock and the book is supported by a five cord spine.
Ledger of the Cosmopolitan
A new creation with a design reminiscent of the turn of the century. For the wealthy travelers of the early 1900's, a ledger such as this would have been familiar indeed, for the finest of the first class were logged into the most private of ledgers.
6x9 deep red leather journal with white drawing paper & natural parchment paper for the text block.
Hand sewn headbands, handmade marbled paper end sheets, and decorated with a ribbon book mark. Fitted with filigree, hand painted gold accents and tooled for a finished touch.
Captain Alfonse Linnaeus Crimsontail
This is a French crimson leather journal. Hand tooled and inlayed on the covers with decorative filigree and gold painted accents. Heavier parchment stock for the text block and crimson pages to start and finish the book. Marbled paper for the end sheets and multiple ribbon book marks hand sewn into the spine. Two color hand sewn headbands and golden glazed at the head and tail. Centerpiece is a painting of Captain Alfonse Linnaeus Crimsontail that has been domed in the frame and double coated with a medium sheen varnish.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
Elven Door of Edwinthrain
The Phoenix Tournament Journal
Rich red leather paneled journal commission for a european Phoenix Rising Tournament. This was created as a prize for the winner.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
This is a large paneled leather journal commission with marbled paper end sheets and hand sewn headbands.
Ribbon bookmark, high quality drawing paper, clean line tooling and buffed out to an aged sheen.
- 12" x 14" (WxH)
A 6x9 emerald green leather journal with hand sewn headbands, marbled paper for the end-sheets with green parchment for the text block. Finish off with a decorative centerpiece and slightly aged.
6x9 leather-bound journal with hand sewn headbands and handmade marbled paper. A center inset with a paneled red leather and a decorative patina bull skull.
Hand painted head and tail of the text block and finished off with simple line tooling and gold accents.
Long ago when bullfighting was at its height, thier reigned a single bull that all feared yet respected. He lived his whole life in the Matador ranches of southern Mexico. The other bulls respected his father who had earned the popularity of surviving consecutive arenas. To a bull, this was high honor and the chance to live for another day.
One day as Gordon's father trained with a Matador for an upcoming extravanganza, the Matador took a blow to his side from the powerful bull and was thrown to the wall. Out of anger and dislike for this particular bull, the Matador stabbed the bull in the eye and slit its throat.
Through the planks of the corral fence, Gordon witnessed the horrible slaughter of his father. A selfish and most dishonorable form of action from the Matatdor. Gordon became full of rage and bursted through the fence. He charged the Matador and gored him through from behind. It took twenty men to calm Gordon down and over two hours to get him contained.
Usually an outburst of this nature would be the demise of such a creature, but the rancher saw potiental of fame and glory in Gordon. Although he was not of age quite yet, the Rancher began to train him for the ring.
Within a year, Gordon had become one of the most talented and feared bulls of the region.
Gordon could not understand why man wanted to chase the bulls and kill them in such a demeaning way, parading thier severed ears and tail for all to see. Receiving flowers and women for thier slaughtering. He hated man and wanted to pierce the heart of every Matador that crossed his path.
For an amazing 35 years Gordon could not be beat. Spectators in the arenas eventually began to cheer for Gordon rather than the Matador.
Many fighters fought thier last once they entered the ring with Gordon. He was a beast that handed out thier death sentence.
Gordon was never defeated in the ring. Only time won over his body and he passed in his sleep a champion.
This journal is a log of all the Matador that fell under his reign and the history of his rise to fame and glory.
To this day within the old ranches of the south, when a rancher sees the potiental in a bull to be a great fighter, they have an instinctive saying that is expressed with excitement. Leaning over the fence with hands held high, a rancher would reply, "Watch your back! He's a Gordon"
The Old Claymore
This is a creation dedicated to the magnificent Scottish sword of old. The long and mighty Claymore.
The Old Claymore belonged to a young lad known as Hilt. He lived in the foothills of the countryside north of the most dominate clan in the region.
He was a shy fellow with only a father and two older sisters. His mother had passed at his birth, but had left him her fathers' hammer. Her family was known for their skills of smithing.
He grew up to be one of the most skillful smithies of his time. He had skillfully created the weapons of clan leaders from far and wide.
None told of the origin of their mighty swords that led them into battle over the years. They had signed a pact of secrecy which was in their contract upon commissioning. Their swords were works of art that possessed powerful magical properties. Powers of the clan could be magnified through the leaders sword and strike a most damaging blow. One that could change the outcome of the clans future and the demise of another.
Those leaders that did not possess a sword smithed by Hilt were surely to fall out of history. To this day, all clans have an origin of a Claymore that has determined their very existence.
This book is the journal of the once magnificent Hilt. It contains the detailed plans of each sword created in his lifetime. It also contains a list of clan leaders that no longer exist. The only connection as to why they do not, is listed within the deep pages of the journal. Those that wanted Hilt to create them a sword, but not follow his guidelines or attempted to betray him, paid dearly with their lives. They were struck down by the private sword of Hilt. The spine of his journal is the only image of that sword which he proudly named, The Old Claymore.
5x9 leather journal with simple line tooling and front decorative handle. Embellished with gold accents, hand sewn headbands and decorative thistle end sheets with a contrast trim and forest green leaf.
Three cord spine with a decorated raised claymore sword.
The cover is signed by Hilt in Pictish an old form northern scottish writing.
The Poor Monks Journal
6x9 two tone pieced leather journal with parchment for the text block and marbled paper for the end sheet.
Off-set 3 cord spine and hand sewn headbands.
Not a hand crafted cradle book. Not gilded with gold or intricately lined with filigree. Just a simple two toned leather journal to keep all his thoughts as he traveled the back roads of Europe from north of the Alps to the south of Italy.
Monachito was a stout old fellow with a kind heart and the never-ending desire for good company and a tall ale.
He spent most of his life venturing from village to village befriending the locals and assisting the elderly. He loved to laugh and had a soothing voice. He never found himself confronted with troublemakers, for he was quick to veer those of ill thoughts with humor and interesting conversation.
He had many friends across the European lands, some quite famous. From artists to architects, royalty to politicians, he mingled with all, for he was a fair truthful soul. He spoke several languages, quite well in fact and was a master at the art of scribing and grammar.
Monachito lived a long happy life full of adventure helping others and bringing joy to all he passed. For hundreds years he lived and scribed all his wonderful adventures within his little journal. At least that is the legend.
Deep within the underground tunnels of a monastery is a grand library of old books from many different centuries. Some are chained to there shelf, others kept under lock and key, for they are bound in fine leather and decorated with the rarest of gems and precious metals.
There is one book though that rests far in the back, ignored and covered in dust. It does not have the beauty of the others that are proudly displayed, polished and cleaned. It has been forgotten and has sat undisturbed for hundreds of years. It is the adventures of Monachito. Within it holds the stories of some of the most famous figures in history and some secrets that may never be revealed, for judging a book by its cover seals it in mystery for eternity.
Gozbin Stilts Tally Ledger
Deep underground amongst the Tunnels of Numell resides a mining rest hole called Gozbin Stilts.The inn, tucked back into a cove of the tunnel is constructed of long knarled wooden stilts and migshift soot stained scraps. Gozbin stilts is filled with villians, skow creatures and thugs alike. A most dangerous place that most would avoid for evil witchcraft resides over the rest hole.
Dispite it's reputation, travelers of the tunnel welcome the chance to rest and fill thier bellies with food and ale, for no other place exists within the tunnel which stretches a distance of three days hike in either direction. Not to mention that if you venture the hundreds of side tunnels and become lost, your fate is sealed for demons of the underworld are not so welcoming to strangers or the foolishly lost.
The Tally Ledger is a marvelous record of many past travelers and thier adventures. The ledger holds the names of those as far back as twelve hundred years. Some of the most famous of the Gollumeth continent have signed this ledger and spent time traveling through the mysterious Tunnels of Numell. All must sign the ledger that venture down below, for to not sign is to not leave. Ever.
5.5x11.5 Handmade Journal.
Italian goats leather with hand sewn headbands and marbled paper for the end sheets.
Paneled covers with a double cord spine and beveled edges.
Off white paper for the text block and lightly tooled and buffed to a low sheen.
Lord Bizarro's Forbidden Chronicle
This is a 7x10.5 Alpine green leather Journal. White drawing paper for the text block and handmade marbled paper for the end sheets. Hand sewn headbands and decorative inlays, Handmade clasps with aged gold clasps and gold paint accents.
Rounded spine with a 2-1-2 cord configuration for extra support.
This is a 5.5x7.5 leather journal with an old world feel. The text block contains bright white drawing paper with a copper painted edge. Hand sewn headbands and handmade marbled paper. Decorative aged filigree on all corners with simple line tooling. Aged plum leather and distressed to give it an older look.
Three Panel Tanner
This is a commission of an 8x10 leatherbound journal with three panels on the front and back. Hand sewn headbands, deep red bookmark with a fork-tongue, handmade marbled paper, High quality white drawing paper for the text block and buffed out to give it that perfect ages look.
This is a 8x10 bone colored leather journal with an innocently deceiving royal touch. Hand-swen headbands and hand-marbled paper for the end sheets. Simple tooling and a framed out centerpiece.
Parchment paper for the text-block and buffed to a low sheen.
Great for jotting down all your mischievous schemes and secretive intentions.
This is a 6x9 rich brown leather-bound journal with decorative raised paneling and a 3 cord spine.
It contains a blue/silver painted head and tail on the text block and hand-sewn headbands.
Natural parchment writing paper for the text block and marbled paper for the end sheets.
Finished off with a light buffing of paraffin wax to give it a soft sheen.
This is a 8x10 rich chocolate brown leather journal. It's filled with over 275 pages of natural parchment paper and embellished with hand marbled paper for the end-sheets.
Hand sewn head bands and simple line tooling.
Decorative gold painting and filigree.
This solid two tone leather journal is filled with over 260 pages of cream 24lb. writing paper.
Dark green marbled goats leather for the spine and a light tan elk for the remainder.
Simple line tooling and decorative studs and framed inset of a directional piece.
The head and tail have a blood red coating and topped off with a burnt gold top layer.
Hand marbled paper for the inside end sheets and complimented orange to start and finish the text block.
This is a 6x9 Rich Italian leather bound journal with decorative silver and brass filigree. It contains a sturdy three cord supported spine and hand sewn headbands.
The interior contains 90lb watercolor paper and hand marbled end sheets .
Simple line tooling and solid as a brick.
Victorian Black Widow Kill Counting Journal
This is the last creation in my Victorian Monster Series.
The Journal is 8x10.5 and filled with 292 hand numbered pages of Parchment.
A five cord spine with hand sewn head bands and rich red hand marbled paper with a web design.
I used black napa leather and inset a red Black Widow hourglass shape of Italian goats leather.
Embellished the journal with a Victorian Steampunk design and hand painted the finishing touches.
The red silk bookmark ribbon is attached to a chain at the top and anchored with a real black widow encased in an oval resin gem.
Finally I lightly coated it with paraffin wax and buffed it out.
The Clandestine Templar
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
This is a commission of a jewish bible. It is 8.5x12 and is 1.5 in. thick. I used elk leather and per the customer I have placed a stone in the center which is from Jerusalem and has the same color as Solomon's Temple.
The spine is furnished with seven cords and the covers are embellished with twelve studs and gold decorative hand painting.
Simple line tooling and marbled paper for the End sheets. Hand sewn headbands and a purple bookmark is sewn into the spine and anchored at the bottom with a decorative metal filigree.
De Rerum Natura
This is a translated copy of (De Rerum Natura), On the Nature of Things, by Titus Lucretious Cerus, 50 BCE
I have always wanted a copy of this, but did not want a standard paperback version from the bookstore. I wanted a copy bound in leather and embellished to stand out on its own.
This creation is 9.5x11.25 and has over 300 pages which contain all six books
This is my attempt to bring the cartoon Enchiridion to life.
This Adventure Time piece is straight out of the episode that is also named The Enchiridion.
I used Italian goats leather for this piece. It contains natural parchment paper for the text block and has red hand sewn head bands and red end-sheet paper.
I have included the three ribbons and inserted additional pages to replicate the look.
I added real gems and hand carved some of them to fit. The cover has the front symbol which is a raised inlay.
9 W x 11.25 H
This is a commission of a journal from the Disney movie, Atlantis-The Lost Empire.
This one took some time to make because there was not much to go off of. A lot of research went into this one to get it to come out as accurate and durable as possible.
It contains over 300 pages of natural parchment and is bound in Italian goats leather. It is framed in metal and embellished with a gold centerpiece emblem.
The spine is supported by a finial rod that the purchaser had machined to match the original from the movie.
The journal is finished of with a workable clasp, aged and buffed out to a low sheen.
This is a 6x9 leather journal that was commissioned. It has a floral inlay centerpiece and simple line tooling. The leather was aged and finished off with some gold accents.
Green natural latik paper for the end sheet, hand sewn headbands, and natural antique writing paper for the text block.
This is a commission I just finished. The theme is about time. I created this with the specific direction of the client.
It is a 6x9 black leather journal with four supported cords, hand sewn headbands, decorative archival anatomy illustrations for the end sheets and inlays and de-bossing for the covers.
The grim reaper is on the front and an hour glass is on the back to signify time is up.
I created the text block with high quality drawing paper and a silver bookmark ribbon which is hand sewn into the spine.
Finished off with simple line tooling, silver highlights and buffed out with paraffin wax.
This is a commission I just finished. The buyer was very specific to the details and this is the outcome. I am pleased with the results.
This is a thick 9x10 black leather watercolor journal with 6 supported cords on the spine and hand sewn headbands of black and red.
The clasps were handmade and the centerpiece was supplied.
Fitted with silver nail studs to bulk it up and solid red textured end sheets to carry the color into the book.
Tarot Translation Journal
This is a large 9x11 leather bound journal with decorative filigree and framed paneling. It has been hand painted and treated with a patina solution.
It contains hand sewn head bands, handmade marbled paper and a lightly stained head and tail on the text block.
The cover contains the four aces of the tarot deck (Cups, Swords, Wands & Pentacles)
The back cover contains the (Death) card signifying the end.
This one has over 350 pages of cream paper and a strong supported cord spine.
- 9" x 11" (WxH)
A 6x9 fully blacked out leather bound journal with over 250 pages to log your nightmares.
Just about everything on this is black with the exception of the marbled paper which is a grey and black design on antique white stock.
The text block is a quality black card stock which is hand sewn with black thread. The cover is wrapped in high grade black Nappa leather and fitted with the inset warning of the skull and cross-bones. Raised paneling on the front and true supported cord on the spine. Hand sewn head bands with black silk thread and even the gluing that was done, was with a black tar colored PVC glue.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
Constable Hinsley's Tracking Journal
No crime will go unsolved, nor the criminal flee all the farther with Constable Hinsley heading the case.
This is a 5.5x8.5 Napa leather journal with diamond inlays and a centerpiece shield filigree.
Hand sewn headbands, marbled paper for the end-sheets and antique paper for the text block.
- 5" x 8" (WxH)
Dr. Prometheus Evergreen's Blood
Dr. Prometheus Evergreen was a struggling french mathematician that was fascinated with biology. He created a formula that could be introduced to a person's blood and would allow the cells to intake more oxygen. It also gave the body miraculous abilities. Heightened sight, hearing, strength, speed, and the ability to heal rapidly. Abilities that the human species was not able to handle, for these abilities are within others from far away that are far more advanced and evolved.
Dr. Prometheus was hit with a sense of fear, for if the military got their hands on this, it would surely be used in the field.
His fear was fueled by the fact that forty-one attempts to perfect this serum had ended with side-effects that transformed his body into a disfigured creature. He hides this behind his clothing during the day, but as night falls, the remainder transforms into something from another world.
This 6x9 leather journal I present, is the forty-second serum sample. It is the final journal that contains the perfected serum. He gave this book to his youngest daughter Odessa and pleaded with her to never reveal it to another soul.
He had cured his disfigurement and now, was more advanced. Unfortunately, the heightened senses eventually drove him mad. He could not distinguish between fantasy and reality and never gained control of his own strength. The abilities began to multiply and now turned to ailments. Two months after he gave his daughter the journal, he took his own life.
This journal was found in a top secret file hidden away on a military base one-hundred and forty years later. How ironic that Odessa would join the military as a nurse and work her way up to top secret clearance. She worked on some of the most secretive biological experiments during World War I & II.
Lot NO.42 was one of them.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
Sir George McFiggles Wandering Journal
When George was a young lad of 12, his father lie on his death bed barely holding on. George never left his side and was given the gift of magnificent stories of far off places that fear and excite alike.
Just shortly before his father's passing, he was given a wonderful compass journal. His father told him in his frail, but determined voice to travel the world and experience life to it's fullest.
This treasure has followed George everywhere he has gone for the last 39 years. The compass he religiously treasures is in fact a magical compass that takes you to anywhere you wish simply by closing your eyes and thinking of the location. A wonderful treasure that George has kept a well guarded secret. Of all the places he ventured to and all the experiences that were put before him, something seemed to be missing. A feeling. An emotion. He just couldn't figure it out.
Until the day he fell helplessly in love. Her name was Delilah and her beauty far exceeded anything George had ever seen. She was like a magnet to his heart and he longed to be with her.
George was the best thing to ever come into Delilah's life. He completed her.
By his side, she experienced endless adventures beyond anything she could of have ever imagined. Together they had truly lived as bonded souls.
George, a loving and faithful husband, died just days after their 46th year anniversary at the age of 97.
Delilah took the compass journal and placed it away for safe keeping. Years went by and Delilah, now the age of 80, was so tired and lonely. She missed her sweet loving George and frequently thought of their wonderful adventures.
On a cold December evening, Delilah lie on her bed with the compass journal pressed against her heart. She slowly closed her eyes and softly spoke beneath her breath. I'm am on my way sweet George. Our new adventures begin.
- 7" x 10" (WxH)
Lady Elizabeth's War Hammer
This is a tall 7x11 Red Leather Journal. It has a raised panel front and paneled spine. This one is fitted with a decorative filigree that has been recessed in the center and pyramid studs on the corners.
The inside text-block is high quality white drawing paper and the the head and tail have hand-sewn headbands.
Paraffin coated marbled paper for the end-sheets and a rounded back with four supported cords.
- 7" x 11" (WxH)
In the year of 1888, London was terrified by an illusive killer that was never caught.
He was named Jack the Ripper.
This 5x7 Leather bound journal has over 250 pages of cream paper for the text block. The cover is decorated with simple line tooling, hand painted fleurishes and fitted with a decorative patina filigree.
The book has a three cord spine and hand sewn head bands.
The inside end sheets are a replica of an actual letter Jack the Ripper wrote to the police boasting about his killings.
This is a bright red leather journal with decorative studs and diamond inlays. It is a commissioned piece that is 7x10 with hand sewn headbands and marbled paper end sheets.
High quality art paper for the text block and a coat of paraffin wax for a slight sheen.
- 7" x 10" (WxH)
This is a 6x9 royal blue leather bound journal with a center diamond shaped filigree. Simple line tooling on the covers, hand sewn headbands and a five cord supported spine.
The text block is a natural parchment and the inside end sheets are an original decorative 1940's wall covering design.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
Warlock Spell Book
Victorian Ouija Board Spirit Journal
This one took some time to create. Encased in a beautiful Italian goats leather hand tooled. I created a Planchette and designed a Ouija board that is on the inside cover.
The planchette is chained to the back cover and is connected on the front to a magnetic facet.
The text block is 8.5x11 and the finished size is 8.75x11.25
It contains marbled edges on the head, tail and fore-edge of the text block. The text block is a soft cream color.
Hand sewn head bands and raised embellishments finish off this mysterious creation.
- 11" x 8" (WxH)
Diamond Brand Panel
Nautical Travel Journal
6x9 Aged leather bound journal with raised panels and a strong 7 corded spine. Handmade marbled paper for the inside covers and natural parchment for the text block. A maroon silk bookmark ribbon sewn into the spine and simple line tooling.
Key Port Ledger
This is a 4.75x8.75 leather-bound journal with three supported cords and decorative filigree.
The inside text block is antique laid writing paper and the end sheets are handmade marbled paper.
Simple line tooling and coated and buffed out with paraffin wax.
I introduce, Octavio. The curious sea creature of the deep that makes an occasional appearance when sailors and fishermen pass through his waters.
This 6x9 leather bound journal is decorated with simple line tooling and gold leaf paint. It boasts handmade marbled paper and a mixed text block of white drawing paper and parchment for writing.
Hand sewn head bands and an anchor on a chain for a bookmark that is connected at the top.
Alia Wizardry Spell Book
Dream Catcher Journal
Dark Forest Journal
Moon Phase Lycanthropy
This is a 17th century style leather bound journal with 90lb. watercolor paper for the text block. It contains hand marbled paper for the end sheets and hand sewn headbands that are patterned black and red.
The leather is a rich chocolate brown goats skin and contains a beautiful grain.
The cover is fitted with decorative embellishments pertaining to Lycanthropy including an inset centerpiece and an inset moon phase. The inscriptions are written in ancient Runes text.
The head of the book is fitted with a bookmark chain that is anchored with a silver bullet.
The books finished size is 7.5x11. The inside text block is 7.25x10.75 and is 1.5 inches thick.
- 8" x 11" (WxH)
Journal de la Victoria
Knights Templar Travel Journal
This is a Knights Templar Travel Journal. It contains a rich tan Italian Goats leather, recessed inlays and decorative filigree cross for the center piece and corners. Simple line tooling and double cord spine. Hand sewn headbands and paraffin coated Batik end-sheets.
The text block is 90lb cold press watercolor paper with hand deckled edges and the head and tail of the text block is decorated with a textured imprint stripe.
Finished size is, 6.5x9.25
The inside front end-sheet is decorated with the latin motto,
(IN HOC SIGNO VINCES), which means...
In This Sign You Will Conquer
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
Le Créme Brûlée
This is a cute 5.25"x7" watercolor journal with a creamy finish. Filled with 90lb. coldpress watercolor paper and high quality drawing paper for painting and sketching your ideas.
Orange cream goats leather with hand sewn headbands. A decorative patina filigree as the fore-edge opener and simple line tooling and gold accents.
Handmade marbled paper for the end sheets and a deckled edge text block.
- 5" x 7" (WxH)
Nautical Steam Punk Captains Journal
This is a Steam-Punk journal with a center inlay . Hand bound in italian goats leather. Natural Parchment for the text block and hand marbled paper for the end sheets.
Hand sewn headbands and simple line tooling.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)
The Realm of Salama Spell Book
This is the notorious dark spell book that Taltneph Sister discovered and secretly studied. It is also the book that got them banished to the Forest of Crys, in the actual Realm of Salama where they still reside to this day. (From my fantasy novel, Gollumeth-The Bloodline of Horredath)
This book has each page hand aged and stamped with the pages numbered, from 1 to 403. Hand sewn endbands and handmade clasps. The lock was created from a fellow that I will be purchasing from again. His locks are awesome. I finished off the inside with end sheets of my own marbled paper.
- 8" x 10" (WxH)
Thin Ice Barnaby
This is a 6x9 quarter-bound journal with two thicknesses of cream paper inter-mixed in the text block. Light brown Italian goats leather with decorative tooling and supported with a textured four cord spine. Hand sewn head-bands of off-white and royal blue. silk thread.
Finished off with a blue ice vein paper that is coated with parafin and flows from the outside to the inside end-sheets.
- 6" x 9" (WxH)