Bodleian Libraries: Hobbies & Pastimes Sketch Book
Late 19th- and early 20th- century children’s books are the subjects of this print from the Bodleian Libraries. Richly illustrated covers in bright reds, blues and greens adorn the rows of shelves. The Bodleian Library, which is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. During his retirement Sir Thomas Bodley decided to return the library to public use and in 1598 refurnished it to house approximately 2,500 books. The doors first opened to scholars in 1602 and in 1610 Bodley agreed with the Stationers’ Company of London that a copy of every book published in England would be held in the library. Since then many extensions and buildings have been added and together the Bodleian Libraries now house over 12 million printed items.
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colors, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift.
Notebook / blank book, Decorated, foil embossed cover, blank pages, ribbons, 144 pages, 1 illustrations
Size: 9.00 x 11.00 inches