Celestial Journal (Diary, Notebook)


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, archival paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.
  • Complementary interior endsheets.
  • 6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.



From the Publisher

Celestial Journal

First designed for the verses of poet Edward Frank Willis James, the Celestial Journal’s cover now stands ready for your own writings.

Features

Ornate Cover Details

Golden suns, planets, stars, and banners stand in sharp relief due to raised embossing you can feel.

Gilded Edges

Gold tipping makes each page edge shine, catching the light as you turn it.

Great Functionality

Binding opens flat for ease of use. The journal is large enough to write in expansively, but compact enough to fit with ease inside a small messenger bag or backpack.

Paper Quality

Premium grade ivory paper is luxuriously smooth. Light gray lines subtly guide your writing. Pens and fine-line markers lay down crisp ink without feathering or bleed-through. Colored pencil shows up vividly, and graphite erases cleanly with light pressure.

Journals with History

Peter Pauper Press’s Bookbound Journals reproduce classic and beautiful covers created by history’s master book binders. The Celestial Journal’s binding is the work of London firm Henry T. Wood, a bindery known for striking and unique designs.

Serious Craftsmanship

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.

Celestial Journal

Exquisite embossing and gold foil details.

160 lightly-lined pages.

Acid-free, archival paper.

6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.

Gold page tipping.

Ribbon bookmark.

Our Company History

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.

Image: Peter Pauper Press headquarters, Mount Vernon, New York, circa 1948.

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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, archival paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.
  • Complementary interior endsheets.
  • 6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.



From the Publisher

Celestial Journal

First designed for the verses of poet Edward Frank Willis James, the Celestial Journal’s cover now stands ready for your own writings.

Features

Ornate Cover Details

Golden suns, planets, stars, and banners stand in sharp relief due to raised embossing you can feel.

Gilded Edges

Gold tipping makes each page edge shine, catching the light as you turn it.

Great Functionality

Binding opens flat for ease of use. The journal is large enough to write in expansively, but compact enough to fit with ease inside a small messenger bag or backpack.

Paper Quality

Premium grade ivory paper is luxuriously smooth. Light gray lines subtly guide your writing. Pens and fine-line markers lay down crisp ink without feathering or bleed-through. Colored pencil shows up vividly, and graphite erases cleanly with light pressure.

Journals with History

Peter Pauper Press’s Bookbound Journals reproduce classic and beautiful covers created by history’s master book binders. The Celestial Journal’s binding is the work of London firm Henry T. Wood, a bindery known for striking and unique designs.

Serious Craftsmanship

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.

Celestial Journal

Exquisite embossing and gold foil details.

160 lightly-lined pages.

Acid-free, archival paper.

6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.

Gold page tipping.

Ribbon bookmark.

Our Company History

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.

Image: Peter Pauper Press headquarters, Mount Vernon, New York, circa 1948.

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