This is a journal that was kept and given to me in loose pages to be bound. Regular books are printed on large sheets of paper coming from a paper mill. Depending on how many times these sheets are folded, the printed pages are of different sizes. If the sheet is folded once, the format of the book is called: "folio", folded twice: "quarto" (most hard cover books), folded three times: "octavo" (most paperbacks). These folded booklets are called "signatures".