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Florentine Sketchbook Marble Blue Leather

This marble blue leather sketchbook 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.

- Leather bound, 100% cotton paper
- Leather strap enclosure
- Blue
- 4.5 inches W x 6 inches H
- Made in Italy
- item#: E101BLU

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