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This set of 3 items comprises a commonplace book, a pencil box and a small sticky note pad in a matching cover. 

The Italian cover is inspired by traditional  Florentine designs of the Renaissance.

Commonplace Book: journal with PLAIN pages, 240 sides of 110 gsm smooth ivory paper. 

A5 Portrait format 150 x 210 mm.

Box: a hand-built box for pens or pencils, 21 cm x 8 cm, and 3cm deep. The lid is made of a crisp board and has a magnetic closure so it shuts with a pleasing 'clack'.

Sticky note pad is 75mm square. A new pad can be stuck in when the sticky notes run out. 

About Commonplace Books: these 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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