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COMMONPLACE BOOK 120 X 165 - VINTAGE BUTTERFLY


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COMMONPLACE BOOK 120 X 165 - VINTAGE BUTTERFLY


Journal with plain pages, 240 sides of 110 gsm smooth ivory paper. (Pale blue spine)

The cover is a design adapted from Papillons by E A Séguy (1925) held in the library of the Smithsonian Institution. 

Note that the cover may not be exactly the same as the one shown, as different parts of the same design are used on different books. 

120 x 165 mm 

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. 

(Painted roses)


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