COMMONPLACE BOOK 120 X 165 - GARDEN DECOUPAGE (TURQUOISE SPINE)
120 x 165 mm
224 sides of 110 gsm plain ivory paper
Covers are a layered hand decorated paper made using a technique inspired by découpage, on a base of vintage printed paper from A Pictorial Tour of the World, published in 1890. The paper was and created by Magalie Briand, of Brilliant Magpie Bookbinding.
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.