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Commonplace Book (CP12) - Chena River Marbling


Commonplace Book (CP12) - Chena River Marbling

This book features the exuberant, unique hand-marbled design of Regina St John, of Chena River Marblers in Amhurst Massachusetts. These fine papers are marbled more than once, achieving a fascinating depth of colour and sense of movement. They are one-off unique hand-decorated papers not produced by any other marblers that I know of.  There are (and will be!) only two books with this design - the other one is listed on this website - a Commonplace Book with lined pages. 

A5 Portrait (15 x 21 cm) 240 sides of 110 gsm paper.

Commonplace Books are a very purposeful way of using a journal, or giving one as a gift. They have been used since the Fifteenth Century, the idea being to record passages of text, poems, quotations, recipes, reading lists, drawings, sayings, family turns of phrase, calligraphy, aspirations  - any words of perceived wisdom or personal significance -  all making up a memoir of the author’s interests over a number of years. All sorts of famous people have kept Commonplace Books including John Milton, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lewis Carroll and Virginia Woolf.  A brief note about the history and use of Commonplace Books is enclosed with the book. 

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