Based on a design commissioned by famous bibliophile, Jean Grolier, this wonderful cover was originally intended to bind a revised copy of an opera by Marcus Tullius Cicero. The book was bound by a publisher, now known only as Grolier's Last Binder, between 1555 and 1565. For himself, Grolier was a great collector of books was was famed not only for his love of books, but for his desire to share their splendors with the rest of the world, and is celebrated to this day as one of the "fathers" of modern bookbinding, comissioning nearly 3,000 volumes, each noted for their exquite arabesque, geometrical covers. At the time of his death in 1565, Grolier owned one of the most extensive and celebrated private libraries of all time. The copy of Cicero was one of his last commisions. This sumptuous volume offers the same gilded tooling, marbled edges, and ridged spine which made its counterpart so exceptional.
This beautiful, lined book is the perfect inspirational tool for journaling, outlining, note-taking, recipe-keeping, and all of your (and your favorite writer's) composition needs.
- 144 lined pages
- Edge printed
- 100% recycled binder boards
- Ribbon marker
- Decorative printed cover paper
- Interior momento pouch
- FSC-certified text paper
- Clasp closure
- Smyth sewn bound, threaded stitching and glue, as needed
- Acid-free sustainable forest paper
Hardcover. Paper. Ribbon. Clasp. 7"W x 9"H x 3/4"D.