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Blue Leather Marble Sketchbook

This blue leather marble sketchbook with contrast binding showcases the beauty of traditional Venetian craftmanship. Book production was a natural art for Venetians who were already skilled in working with leather, paper, pigments and gold leaf. From Venice the tradition of decorative marbling moved to the south of Florence, where it flourished.

- Handmade Amalfi paper with a ragged edge
- Leather bound, hand stitched, 100% cotton paper
- 125 pages
- Blue
- 5.5 inches H x 4 inches L x 1 inch W
- Made in Italy
- Item #: E750BL

The practice of marbling with colorful patterns that imitate marble veining originated in China. Through trading with the far east, Italian bookbinders developed their unique style, incorporating marbleized paper into their preparatory of woodblock prints, paper, leather binding, and other book production.