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Pencil Revolution Press

Landscape Coptic Bound Journal

Landscape Coptic Bound Journal

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I enjoy notebooks that are "sideways," especially when that means landscape books that are bound on the short side. This one closes with a vintage button and linen thread. Like most modern versions of the Coptic binding, my books are bound with strong thread/cord, link/chain stitches, and no adhesive. These are the details of the book in front of you.

Size:5.25 X 3.5 inches

Cover material(s): Decorative paper; pink endpapers

Paper: 128 LINED pages of 28lb Bond (70# Text), cream colored paper

Notes: Vintage button closure

While we contemporary bookbinders use myriad materials and details on our Coptic bindings, the binding itself is nothing new. Coptic bound books are deceptively intricate constructions that have their origin in the 2nd century CE, when the Copts of North Africa literally invented the codex -- what we would recognize as a book. The Copts used this binding method for nearly a millennium, and it is still one of the best ways to bind a book that will open flatly and which also allows for creative expression on the part of the binder. 

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