These are the original notebooks. They are chrome tanned leather, and branded with the original "Tall Pine" logo. When I first started this company, it was called "Tall Pine Notes", hence the pine tree logo. Instead of discarding perfectly usable and beautiful notebooks, they will be sold here, on sale ($10 discount on each book applied when added to cart.) If you're in search of vegetable tanned leather, please head to "The #4 | Notebook" collection.