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COMMONPLACE BOOK 150 X 250 - Ravilious blue engraving


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COMMONPLACE BOOK 150 X 250 - Ravilious blue engraving


Journal with plain pages, 240 sides of 110 gsm smooth ivory paper. 


The cover is a Curwen Press paper from a wood engraving by Eric Ravilious. 


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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