Inside the original, sumptuous 1910 gilt and crushed blue levant morocco binding by Émile-Philippe Mercier contained Jacques Amyot’s French translation of the tale Daphnis and Chloe, one of the oldest and most effortlessly romantic stories ever written. The original story was composed by the 2nd-century Greek author Longus, a little-known writer assumed to have been a freedman of a Roman family, but this magnificent piece of romantic literature is better recognised through the inspired adaptation and one of contemporary cinema’s most beloved films, The Princess Bride.
144 ruled pages
- Decorative fore-edge
- Smooth writing surface that takes ink superbly
- Memento pouch
- Ribbon marker
- Smyth sewn binding
- Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm
Paperblanks are beautiful writing journals that celebrate human artistry and craft across a variety of cultural inspirations. From French textile design to Persian Safavid binding art, from Japanese Lacquer box patterns to the traditional embroidery from India’s Gujurat region; each Paperblanks design honours the beauty of artistic creation. Our notebooks are a connection to the richness discovered within centuries of world art and culture.