john jeffery bookbinding
john jeffery bookbinding
john jeffery bookbinding

Tight Back Vellum Journal "Stormont"

Regular price £108.00

An elegant and superbly hand crafted book for drawing and writing.   


A superior style of binding called Tight-back or Flexible Binding with laced on boards and raised bands.

Tight-back or Flexible binding allows the book to open completely flat without damaging the book; very important when drawing and writing.

This type of structure makes the book incredibly strong and durable. Opening the book flat will, over time, cause the spine to crease but not break. 

Tight Back or Flexible Bindings should not be mistaken for inferior Case Bindings.


"Stormont" - A marbled paper made in Cambridge, England by Payhembury Marbled Papers. This pattern was typically used in the 19th century.


Recycled vintage vellum/parchment legal documents were purchased at auction and have been reused as the spine material.  

vellum spines on books

Vellum is an animal skin product, similar to leather but processed to produce a much stronger end product.

Vellum corners help to protect the book from everyday wear and tear as well as adding a decorative flourish.

Adding these tiny vellum corners is a time-consuming detail; it requires a steady hand, patience and skill.

vellum tipped corners

It's incredibly rare to see this attention to detail in any book, especially a blank journal.   

Foredges - Decorative, sprinkled in blue ink


Qty - 88 sheets, 176 sides (approximately) and matching end papers.

Paper - Archival cartridge paper 130gsm

Colour - Off-White

Media - Inks, pencil, watercolour etc..


215 x 115 x 25 mm

8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches