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Lined Commonplace Book 120 x 165 - rare design by Mark Hearld


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Lined Commonplace Book 120 x 165 - rare design by Mark Hearld


Cover design by Mark Hearld, commissioned and printed by the Curwen Studio for their 50th anniversary in 2008. This paper is no longer available (to my knowledge) and I have used here the last piece I have in this wonderful blue-red colourway. It was also printed in a combination of pink and green and I have one sheet of this remaining. 

120 x 165 mm

Ruled book with 240 sides of 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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