Artist Sketchbook, Personalized Coptic Journal, Wedding Guestbook, Red Antique Rebound Blank Book, Gift Idea for Christmas


Shipping to United States: Free

Offering a made-to-order blank book crafted from an beautiful antique French cover rebound with blank pages and personalized with your name, quote or other text. Perfect for artists to use as a sketchbook, for writers to use as a journal, or a unique guestbook for a wedding. Unlike any other, bound to be remembered!

First two photos show the antique book before it's dismantled. Remaining photos are samples of options offered (showing sold journals made from antiques). Please note that all Spellbinderie guestbooks feature an exposed spine binding. Exposed spines offer more flexibility, allowing the journal to open flat, excellent for writing and drawing.

Size: 6.75 x 10.75 inches (17,5 x 27 cm) Date of publishing: 1852

Choose from one of the popular packages below or contact me if you'd like custom options.

100 pages, counts front and back (more pages available upon request)
Cream Lokta endpapers
Coptic Binding - Ivory pages show on spine

Gold Lokta Endpapers
Coptic Binding with Gold Accent Paper at spine

Same as Gold plus a personalized first page with up to 4 lines of text

Same as the DELUXE plus adds a small brass plate in the center, stamped with your initials or a date in numerals

Made in France

Ships EXPRESS MAIL: estimated delivery time is 2 - 4 days

PRODUCTION TIME: varies, see shipping details for current turnaround time. Tight deadline? Contact me prior to placing your order to see if an arrangement can be made.

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Shipping from France

Processing time

5-7 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • France : 5 - 20 business days
  • North America : 2 - 6 weeks
  • Europe : 1 - 5 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 8 weeks
  • Asia Pacific : 2 - 8 weeks
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 3 - 20 weeks
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 3 - 20 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to contact me directly to provide additional personal information to complete your custom order.

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Spellbinderie, 1 rue Barthélémy Goiran, 69270 Couzon au Mont d'Or, FRANCE

Frequently Asked Questions


Spellbinderie's blank books are made to order after payment is received. Each listing has a processing time indicating how long it will take to make your order once you've paid. Tight deadline? Rush orders may be available, please inquire.


Yes! Made-to-order guestbooks and journals can be made to your specification. You can always choose the Standard or Gold package then add on other options yourself, available here:§ion_id=18135987

Or contact me with your request(s) and I'll create a custom package for you. Don't hesitate to request options that you don't see in the shop. I'm happy to work with you!

Right to Cancel Before Order is Shipped

You may cancel any order within 24 hours of placing it and receive a full refund no questions asked.

To cancel personalized orders after the 24 hr timeframe, please contact me. I'll be happy to cancel if I haven't started work on your order. If work has started, we can discuss a partial refund.

For non-personalized / custom items, the cancellation period is extended until the item is shipped. Please notify Spellbinderie tin writing via Etsy message or email of your cancellation request.

Returns and Refunds

For non-custom / non-personalized orders, you may return items up to 14 days after receipt. Please notify the the seller first. Return shipping fees are the customer's responsibility unless seller made an error or item is not as described. Please ensure adequate packing & include tracking + insurance to avoid issues. The customer is chargeable, up to original order value, for goods that are not received in original condition.
For international returns from outside the EU, packages must be marked as "RETURNED GOODS".

For custom and personalized items, customer satisifaction is important, please contact the seller to reach a resolution. Refunds granted on a case by case situation.

Standard Shipping / Lost or Damaged In Mail

Orders are shipped standard with La Poste using priority mail. Express shipping through Chronopost is available as an upgrade, see Express Shipping for more information.

Please make sure that your delivery address is correct when placing the order.

For packages that are lost, a refund will be given once my post office declares the package lost. Investigations can take 30 days.

For packages that are damaged or stolen en route, please contact your local post office immediately to open an investigation. Photos of the packaging and items that are damaged are required. Once photos and a copy of your stolen package report (if applicable) are received, you will be fully refunded.

Page Count & Binding Method

The page count given in listings counts both the front and back of each paper, not individual sheets.

I offer two types of exposed spine bindings, Coptic for smaller light weight books and Raised Support for larger, heavier books. These exposed spine binding offer flexibility and beautiful design options for rebound books. Due to the nature of rebinding old books, the original spine must be destroyed in most cases.


•For guestbooks/journals: Text must be submitted no later than one week prior to your ship by date

•For plaques: Text must be submitted within 24 hours of your order.

Please check your Etsy messages regularly to approve drafts.

Unfortunately text sent later than stated above may result in a delayed ship by date.

Why can't the original spine be kept as is?

Often the old fabric that covers the spine is too fragile to keep. Additionally most old books have rounded spines rather than flat. To properly rebind these old books, it's necessary to make a new rounded spine, not a flat spine. This method also dictates the page count whereas an exposed spine allows choice.

I offer exposed spines for my rebound work due to its beauty combined with practicality and most of all to ensure you receive a rebound book that will last.

VAT Not Applicable / TVA non applicable

Spellbinderie is not VAT registered therefore VAT is not applicable.

TVA non applicable - article 293 B du CGI

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