Paperblanks Aurelia Week at a Time Mini Paperblanks 2022 Verso Diary

$23.95

The Aurelia design is fit for a king... really! The inspiration for this cover comes from a leather book bound in Paris in 1748 that held copies of King Louis XV’s procedures for Holy Week.

French nobility and their bookbinders were not noted for their restraint in the use of gold embellishment, and this gilt-edged cover is no exception. Originally crafted by Pierre-Paul Dubuisson, this design is a marvellous riot of gold-tooled rococo elements such as birds, flowers and leaves. Dubuisson was himself bookbinding royalty of a sort. He and his father specialized in almanacs decorated with gold plates, and Dubuisson became the King’s official bookbinder in 1758.

Despite Dubuisson’s near-royal stature, this binding was one falsely attributed to Nicolas-Denis Derome le jeune, another celebrated French bookbinder of the era. And like Dubuisson, Derome is no stranger to our Paperblanks collection as it is his medieval “au semé” motif that graces our Parisian Mosaic covers!

This cover, the crème de la crème of French gilt binding, is an ode to the glory of gold – the precious metal against which all others are measured.

SIZE Width: 95mm (3¾")
Height: 140mm (5½")
Depth: 18mm (¾")
INTERIOR LANGUAGE English (International Holidays)
INTERIOR Verso
DATE RANGE January 2022 – December 2022
PAGE COUNT 160 Pages
CLOSURE Elastic Band
COLOUR Purple
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT) 100
COVER Hardcover
EDGE PRINTING
No
BINDING TYPE
Smyth Sewn
POUCH TYPE
Memento Pouch
INTERIOR PAPER
Smooth
RIBBON MARKERS
2
MORE FEATURES
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Monthly planner
  • Conversion tables
  • Year planner
  • International dialling codes
  • Mini calendars
  • International holidays
  • World time zones
  • Note-taking pages
  • Address book insert
  • Name plate