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Mini size: 95 x 140mm
240 pages: Lined
Includes: Memento Pouch • Ribbon Marker

Nowhere is the helft and glory of history more palpable than in the book arts. The 19th century brought several innovations, both functional and aesthetic, to the craft of bookbinding. Advances in mechanisation enable publishers to start producing books on a large scale while staying true to the exquisite, ornamental beauty of the cloth or leather bound book. Our reproduction of an antique French binding is based on a cover designed in 1829 by publishers A&W Galignani for "The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore." It features many of the hallmarks of fine binding from that era, when book designers looked to their forebears from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries for guidance.

This cover suggests the fine Moroccan leather preferred for bindings of the era, as well as the structural sturdiness, carefull finishing and ridged spine venerated by discerning bibliophiles. The decorations mirror architectural trends fo the time such as rosettes, spirals and stylised leaves. The rich tones and textural sophistication found in our reproduction create a stunning renditiion of the original binding.

Be inspired by antiquity.

Conscientious bookmaking, innovative design and careful handiwork all go into the production of Paperblanks: quality writing journals that we can all feel good about using and owning. Whether being used to record thoughts, ideas, stories, poems or another craft, Paperblanks journals’ perfect marriage of imagination and art always inspires a unique writing experience.

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