COMMONPLACE BOOK 15 CM SQUARE - JOHN & JANE JEFFERY (GOLD DESIGN)
Journal with pain pages 15 x 15 cm
208 sides of plain ivory paper, 110 gsm. Perfect for fountain pen.
Covers are a hand block-printed paper by John and Jane Jeffery (gold design).
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.