The cover design of this beatific journal is a reproduction of a gold-tooled book binding created by the Henry T. Wood bindery of London in 1933. The Wood firm was known for its distinctive designs, as evidenced by the subtle symmetry and intricate details of this cover.
- Iridescent highlights and gold foil treatments light up the sun, planets, stars, borders, and other particulars against a background of cerulean blue.
- Embossing adds dimensional detailing, while a hubbed spine with gilded touches recalls tomes of old.
- Gilded page edging and an elegant ribbon bookmark round out the package.
- 160 lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of space in which to write favorite quotations, poems, and personal reflections.
- Acid-free, the archival paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.
- Complementary interior endsheets.
- 6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.
Ornate Cover Details Golden suns, planets, stars, and banners stand in sharp relief due to raised embossing you can feel. Gold tipping makes each page edge shine, catching the light as you turn it. Using Premium grade ivory paper is luxuriously smooth. Light gray lines subtly guide your writing.
Journals with History
Peter Pauper Press’s Bookbound Journals reproduce classic and beautiful covers created by history’s master bookbinders. The Celestial Journal’s binding is the work of London firm Henry T. Wood, a bindery known for striking and unique designs.
The original binding's gold leaf motifs were meticulously tooled onto a base of cerulean goat leather via a multi-step process involving heat and pressure. The modern-day journal recreates this effect with gold foil highlights against a deep blue leather-textured background printed on iridescent paper.
Peter Pauper Press headquarters, circa 1948.
In 1928, at the age of twenty-two, Peter Beilenson began printing books on a small press in the basement of his parents’ home in Larchmont, New York. Peter and later, his wife, Edna sought to create fine books that sold at prices even a pauper could afford.
Today, still family owned and operated, Peter Pauper Press continues to honor our founders’ legacy and our customers’ expectations of beauty, quality, and value.