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COMMONPLACE BOOK - VINTAGE LADYBIRD GARDEN FLOWERS (2)


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COMMONPLACE BOOK - VINTAGE LADYBIRD GARDEN FLOWERS (2)


Journal 11 X 15 cm 

208 sides of plain ivory paper, 110 gsm. Suitable for fountain pen. 

FLower illustrations by John Leigh Pemberton  (1911-1997) from Ladybird Book of Garden Flowers, first published 1960. 

Front: Clematis, climbing rose, Passion Flower, Morning Glory

Back Foxglove, Periwinkle, Solomon’s Seal, St John’s Wort

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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