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COMMONPLACE BOOK - VINTAGE LADYBIRD WINTER SCENE (C)


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COMMONPLACE BOOK - VINTAGE LADYBIRD WINTER SCENE (C)


Journal 11 X 15 cm 

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

Winter scene - flock of coots, herons and ducks.

These country scenes are by CF Tunnicliffe – perhaps best known for his paintings of birds, but his distinctive etchings, wood engravings and water colours made his name as a fine artist and member of the Royal Academy. He illustrated 5 Ladybird Books, and the pictures used here are from What to Look for in Winter, first published in 1959.

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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