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TALL COMMONPLACE BOOK WITH LEATHER BINDING - JAPANESE KATAZOME


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TALL COMMONPLACE BOOK WITH LEATHER BINDING - JAPANESE KATAZOME


128 pages of 130 gsm acid-free cartridge,  suitable for drawing as well as writing (including fountain pen.)

This book is based on a historical commonplace book from the Bodleian Library. It is much taller than a conventional book of this width (15cm wide by 30 cm tall), but this works very well for accumulating shorter entries. 

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.

The book is sewn and bound by hand with a goatskin spine.  The sides are Japanese stencilled Katazome paper. 


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