Intriguing journal reproduces the binding of The Universe: Or, the Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little, an encyclopedia of the sciences by French naturalist Felix-Archimede Pouchet (1800-1872), published in London in 1870 and designed by John Leighton.
Its cover medallions' words and images herald ''Air Water Fire,'' ''Vegetable Animal Mineral,'' and in the center -- ''The Universe,'' spheres indicating latitude and longitude, with zodiac symbols within.
Inside, crisp writing pages provide plenty of space for personal reflections, sketching, or for recording favorite quotations or poems.
Premium 120 gsm paper takes pen or pencil beautifully.
Paper is acid-free and of archival quality.
Light gray lines subtly guide your writing.
A ribbon bookmark keeps your place.
Cover design is embossed and embellished with gold foil.
Matching spine treatment.
Gilded-gold edging catches the light as you turn each page.
Complementary interior endsheets enhance the design.