Le Gascon Enigma Midi Lined Journal


The Engima cover is inspired by an original binding said to be the work of a legendary but unidentified 17th-century bookbinder known only as Le Gascon.

Revered among his peers and successors, including Marius-Michel and Paul Gruel, Le Gascon is credited with innovating (if not inventing) the “pointillé” and “fanfare” styles. Despite these monumental achievements securing his place in bookbinding history, the true identity of Le Gascon remains a mystery to this day.

The original binding was made of red morocco leather embossed and gilded with rosettes, spirals and dotted lines. It also featured Le Gascon’s emblematic small compartments which were created by carving ridges into the leather. No matter who truly was the creator of the original binding, this cover pays homage to its consummate artistry and visionary design.

This 176-page lined, journal includes a memento pouch and ribbon marker.

  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Cloth headbands
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Flexible cover and spine

Size: 13 x 18 x 1 cm (5 x 7 x 0.5 inches)