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Innovative design, careful handiwork and conscientious manufacturing practices all go into the creation of every Paperblanks® product, resulting in functional art objects that we can all feel good about using and owning. Whether recording your thoughts, ideas, stories, poems or memories, our product line offers a perfect marriage of imagination and art, always inspiring a unique experience.

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Paperblanks Grolier Ornamentali Lined Guest Book
Paperblanks Grolier Ornamentali Lined Guest Book
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Paperblanks Grolier Ornamentali Lined Guest Book

Smythe-sewn binding. Acid-free, sustainable forest paper. Includes ribbon marker. 144 pages, 9" x 7"

Jean Grolier (1479-1565) was among history’s most discerning collectors of beautiful books, and the first to develop a unique ornamental style of designs that became one of the most emulated worldwide. Although French, he preferred that his bindings follow the design principles of his Italian friend Aldus Manutius, the greatest printer of the Renaissance. The majority of the brilliant works were executed in Paris by two remarkable binding houses. Grolier’s collection of books was split between books he commissioned for himself and books he acquired or was given. At the time of his death, he possessed one of the greatest and most extensive private libraries in the world. Each of his books was of extraordinary quality, in a style described as both “quiet and simple, yet rich and flowing.”

This Grolier Ornamentali series is based on one of his last great commissions, a gold-tooled marbled brown leather creation with an interlaced curving design of single-line fillets and floral tools filling out the six-pointed star.