Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book
Hieroglyph Commonplace Book

Hieroglyph Commonplace Book

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A commonplace book is a personal compilation of knowledge, ideas, quotations, and observations collected by an individual. It is a notebook or journal where one gathers and organizes information from various sources for future reference and reflection.  They are more like a database than a diary.

In the past many people used commonplace books as a way to order their ideas and make them easy to refer back to. Each entry was classified and ordered by subject and category- making them a useful way for scientists and scholars to take notes.

DESCRIPTION

This full leather binding is filled with British-made cartridge paper suitable for use with inks and pencil.

Strikingly tooled in genuine gold leaf to all surfaces, this is a beautifully made little book, a gem. Many of the individual brass tools used to decorate this are made in the studio, and some are hundreds of years old.  

The front cover features a sun and the rear, a ram. Surrounding both are a series of cryptic symbols, each made using hand carved brass tools. Can you decipher the message?

To the spine are four panels of flora, each divided with a lavish decorative scroll. 

The binding is housed in a bespoke, gold tooled , leather entry slipcase, covered in burnished and waxed hand marbled paper and lined with antique, hand-written paper - maybe this is part of the cyptic message..?

INSIDE

The book contains 144 pages of heavy text-weight cartridge paper which is suitable for drawing and writing in inks and pencil. The top and tail of the book block feature hand sewn headbands in blue and gold. 

The foredges of this book are sprinkled in blue ink. 

DETAILS 

  • LayFlat design - allows this book to open fully without causing any structual damage making it completely usable in the field or studio for years.
  • Covers - Full leather, tooled in genuine gold leaf
  • Foredges - Deckled, ink sprinkled
  • Endpapers - Plain
  • Paper Inside - Cartridge paper
  • Size - 4¼ x 3¼ inches, 107 x 83 mm
  • Page Count - 144

HANDMADE IN SCOTLAND TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD

Every Properly Made Book is unique - VPCo never makes the same book twice.
CREATED OVER A PERIOD OF MONTHS, NOT DAYS.
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