Description The Paperblanks Gold Inlay Journal in the Ultra size is 7 x 9 inches and Smyth Sewn for durability. It has 240 lined pages, includes a memento pouch and a ribbon marker, and features a clasp closure. Emulating historical styles was in vogue during the 19th century. Patrons encouraged bookbinders to imitate the sensuousness of designs from the Renaissance and Romantic eras, and bindings were valued for their ornamental richness. As the level of luxury increased, book covers were frequently decorated with gold and adorned with silk, cloisonne enamels or precious stones. By looking to history for inspiration, bookbinders created extraordinary works of art.The Paperblanks Gold Inlay cover is a faithful recreation of a Stil der Neorenaissance design popular in 19th-century Germany, that remained au courant from 1875 until the First World War. Composed of solid metal, the original binding was first covered by a fine layer of gold, and then meticulously engraved by skilled craftsmen.