This A5 size notebook is half bound in a beautiful red leather with a matching semigloss patterened paper. The book is bound on cords in the old style, and feels smooth, soft and warm as only leather can.
Although not my first leather bound book, or even on cords, it is probably the one with the best combination. This was done at our recent Advanced Bookbinding course, which I can recommend to anyone that wants to work with leather. The leather was pared down all round, including a big piece down the spine. This allows the leather to be folded over the end caps without producing a ridge or line where the leather is of double thickness.