Vachetta Leather-Bound Reference Books
Knowledge is power.
Remember the olden days, when, if you wanted to know the definition of a word or where Kalamazoo was, you’d look it up in a big, leather-bound tome? We’re going old-school and bringing back the reference book as statement piece. The dictionary is a Merriam-Webster Collegiate Edition with A to Z thumb tabs for easy word lookup; the thesaurus (also a Merriam-Webster Collegiate Edition) includes both synonyms and antonyms. Both are handmade, bound in a smooth, natural tan vachetta leather—the same used for Italian handbags, and renowned for the fine patina it develops with age. More of a globetrotter? The atlas, also in vachetta leather, features 182 pages of full-color maps, as well as transportation systems and urban points of interest—the perfect inspiration for adventurer and daydreamer alike.
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Details & Materials -
Vachetta leather-bound book with blind-debossed lettering; dictionary and thesaurus have gold edging, atlas has oxblood red edging
Thesaurus is 10" L x 7.5" W; Dictionary is 10" L x 7.5" W; Atlas is 19" L x 12.75" W
Care & Notes
Due to weight of these books, recommended to store flat. Do not store books standing up.
Vachetta leather is designed to patina with use, as it is susceptible to water, stains, and exposure to sunlight.
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