Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features a Classic Book Cover.
Book covers functioned solely as protective devices for hundreds of years, keeping the luxurious handmade pages from harm, while providing a decorative testimonial to the prestige of the book. But in the 1820s, thanks to the invention of steam-powered presses, books became cheaper to produce and increasingly they were designed to communicate the contents and to be seen face-up on a table instead of spine-out on a shelf.