Again, the photo is a bit overexposed. The size of the book is 8.5" by 6" and yes the paper does extend a little bit out of the cover. These were not made for the perfectionist, and they were not made by one either ;) They are merely made for looks, durability, and of course for use.
There is a sweet silver embellishment down the side of the cover and the spine is bound with a navy thread. The paper is a soft pale gray and the type is the beautiful and luscious Reeves BFK (my favorite drawing paper). And the inside cover is a beautiful treat of turquoise: