LINED COMMONPLACE BOOK 120 X 165 - CHENA RIVER MARBLING (BLUE/MULTI)
20 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.
Unique hand-marbled covers using paper from Chena River Marblers. The paper has been marbled twice, so that the second layer makes 'windows' onto the layer beneath. Extraordinary craftsmanship from this workshop of exceptional practitioners.