Nova Stella Nox Midi Journal


Let this journal guide your imagination into a universe of possibilities!

If you are celestially minded or a lover of dark light, this ethereal journal is sure to inspire and enchant. The design, with its central star shape, exerts an emotional pull akin to the North Star for night time wayfarers. The Nova Stella cover comes from the 1789 binding of Missale Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum, printed during the Settecento period by Octavio Puccinelli publishers. During this time, bookbinding became at once simpler and yet more complex. The sewing was done on recessed cords to give the spines a smooth appearance and so, while the structure of books was uncomplicated, decoration became increasingly elaborate.

The free space around the central object is as important as the ornamentation that surrounds it, just as deep space is part of what makes stars so inspiring. Here we see brocade with flowers and heart shapes, gilt-edged, broad string iron lines, single punch gilding and a cross with flowers and initials.

This 240-page lined journal includes a memento pouch and ribbon marker, and features a smooth writing surface that takes ink superbly.

Size: 12.7 x 17.78 cm (5 x 7 inches)