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Commonplace Book 120 x 165 - Japanese Chiyogami


Commonplace Book 120 x 165 - Japanese Chiyogami

Covers are screen-printed Japanese Chiyogami paper. 

120 x 165 mm 

224 sides of plain 110 gsm ivory paper

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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