This small handmade book is great for writing or light sketching. Secret Belgian style binding, which results in a nice thread pattern on the cover and spine. Lays relatively flat for easier writing or sketching. End pages are from vintage nautical maps. Deckled edges on top and bottom of pages. 24lb paper - Neenah Classic Natural White (off white). Measures approx. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2, 416 pages front/back. Handmade slip cover included for storage.