Spinola Hours Journal
The cover of this large softcover journal is based on a page of the "Spinola Hours," one of the most visually sophisticated of 16th-century Flemish manuscripts. Displaying astounding naturalistic illusionism, the book is richly illuminated, as seen in the page reproduced here; with ribbon marker and memento pocket.
Light Gathering Magnifier
This superbly crafted acrylic 4x magnifier intensifies the light passing through it, making the magnified subject nearly four times brighter without bulbs or batteries. Featuring what optical experts call an infinite eyepoint, you can be any distance from the magnifier, at nearly any angle, and maintain focus and clarity.
FAF Desk Pad
Manufactured in Paris in a workshop built by Eiffel, a desk pad with everything one would expect of an item with such an estimable pedigree: a unique vintage look, solid construction, and high functionality.
Charles Addams “Lurch Tree” Holiday Cards
Lurch as a Christmas tree surrounded by the family. Cartoonist Charles Addams (American, 1912–1988), of Addams Family fame, was inspired by the quirks of his fellow New Yorkers and the singular nature of their city—itself one of Addams’ characters.
Romantic Poets All-Occasion Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. Eight different cards featuring various poets are included in this pack.
Edward Gorey Dragon and Man Exchange Gifts Holiday Cards
’Tis the season to be thoughtful and loyal, generous and kind: everything suggested by this drawing by the inimitable Edward Gorey, creator of, among other things, a wealth of darkly hilarious books and the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!
Beatrix Potter All-Occasion Cards
Eight cards (two each of four designs) by British artist, Amanda White. Three cards depict Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top, in various seasons. Other card shows Mrs. Heelis with her Herdwicks.
Emily Dickinson Holiday Card
The Homestead was the home of Emily Dickinson. A keen gardener and nature lover, Emily’s fondness for taking solitary walks in the surrounding landscape prompted her father to present her with an enormous Newfoundland dog, Carlo, whom she fondly described as her “shaggy ally.”
Beatrix Potter Holiday Cards
Winter was a favorite time of year for Miss Potter who loved to walk and sketch the snow-clad Lakeland mountains and valleys. British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards and holiday cards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets.
Jane Austen Holiday Cards
The Hampshire village of Steventon is best known as the birthplace of the novelist Jane Austen. Jane and her sister Cassandra braving the inclement weather on the way to the church service, watched over by Christmas angels. Eight 5" x 7" cards.
Brontë Sisters Holiday Cards
Eight cards: four each of two different views of Haworth in Yorkshire- the home of the Brontë sisters. Made in England.
Booklover's Holiday Cards
Wish “Season’s Greetings” with this holiday card showcasing an historic poster created for a WPA Library Project, circa 1936-40. The words and image express the happiest of thoughts: A Year of Good Reading Ahead. Ten cards and envelopes. Blank inside or Season's Greetings inside.
Diamond Jubilee Journal
The design on this journal was created by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a world-renowned British bindery celebrated for their jeweled bindings. Originally crafted in 1922 to house Rudyard Kipling’s “Recessional” poem, written in 1897 for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. This beautiful binding is now part of the Dallas Public Library’s collection.
Mr. Darcy Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice." The natural lacquered wood and understated black eraser, ferrule and type complete a classic look worthy of this perennial favorite.
Shakespeare Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from five Shakespearian plays: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice. The hexagonal shape is roll resistant. The pencils have been hand stamped for a unique look.
Suffragist Magazine Artworks All-Occasion Cards
Each card in this set of five all-occasion greeting cards features a different image: The Woman Voter, The Suffragist, The Women’s Political World, The New Woman, The Lily. The back of the card features a description of the event, milestones, and activists honored by each cover.
Edward Gorey Sparkler Birthday Cards
Message on front of card: I hope that you are pleased to see this card that comes to you from me. Inside greeting: Happy Birthday!
Charles Addams “Brownstone Snowman” Holiday Cards
Cartoonist Charles Addams (American, 1912–1988), of Addams Family fame, was inspired by the quirks of his fellow New Yorkers and the singular nature of their city—itself one of Addams’s characters.
Janet All-Occasion Greeting Cards by Glen Baxter
"Janet set aside an hour each day to work on her threatening letters." These all-occasion cards are Baxter at his most Baxterian: “A kind of mad cross between Magritte, S. J. Perelman, and Pulp Fiction.”—"The New York Times"
Vibe Fountain Pen
The barrel and click-on cap of the Vibe are slimmer than a typical fountain pen; it is surprisingly light and balanced in the hand. The white matte finish on brass lends a classic yet modern appeal. Manufactured by a legacy British firm known for engineering innovative writing instruments for more than a century.
Kaweco Retro Fountain Pen
The medium nib is stainless steel, and the stylish embellishments are a discreet gold “button” on the end of the cap and a handsome gold band at the other end. It has a stylish gold-colored clip. The body is comfortable to hold and has a screw-on cap. Available in 5 different colors.
Kaweco Retro Rollerball Pen
The Retro is available in 5 different colors and packaged in a metal tin. It has a stylish gold-colored metal clip and a screw-on cap. The body is comfortable to hold.
Kaweco Collector’s Sport Fountain Pen / Iridescent Pearl
This is the newest color in our line of exceptional Kaweco pens. The shimmering color recalls the optical effects of a pearl; the translucent material shines from bluish-green to pink. Kaweco pens epitomize two essential features of a fine writing instrument: classic good looks and a beautifully smooth “write.”
Edward Gorey Birthday Cake Cards
With a box of these notecards on hand, you’ll always be able to send a sweet birthday greeting. From the bow on the cook's apron to the smile on the clock, every detail comes together happily in this celebratory greeting card. Inside greeting: Happy Birthday!
David Levine Author Notebook
Caricatures by world-renowned artist David Levine enriched and enlivened the pages of "The New York Review of Books" for almost five decades. Thirty-three of Levine’s most arresting and iconic caricatures of authors decorate this beautifully crafted lined notebook.
Women Who Changed the World Notebook
This amazingly detailed design celebrates 35 women who have made a significant impact on the world from Ancient Egypt through to the present day. Hardcover: 5-7/8" x 8-1/4" (A5); 96 pages; cream lined paper. Includes a ribbon page holder.
Voltaire: Book of Fate Journal
The design of this beautifully made hardcover journal is based on an antique binding of Voltaire’s "Zadig," or "The Book of Fate," crafted in 1893 in Paris by Chamerot et Renouard; the original is now in the Rare Book and Special Collections archive at the Princeton University Library.
Classic Calligraphy Set
This 32-piece calligraphy set is appropriate for both beginning and more advanced calligraphers. The set includes four refillable pens, five classic nibs, 20 ink cartridges in seven different colors, an introduction booklet, and an exercise booklet. Packaged in an attractive gift tin.
Based on the classic—a spiral-bound 4" x 8" pad designed with a stiff back cover to facilitate writing while standing and walking; with an elastic band. Made of environmentally-friendly materials by a third-generation family business based in Baltimore.
Classic Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen
“...I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes.”
Pure Cotton Correspondence Pad and Envelopes
Most pure white paper is made using bleach and/or fluorescent whiteners, but Pure Cotton is made without the use of chemicals; with a soft wove finish and watermark. Pad of 50 sheets paper with soft wove finish and watermark and 25 tissue-lined envelopes. Made in Belgium.
Classic French Notebooks
Walk into any stationery shop in France and you’ll see an extensive array of these beloved notebooks. This is the basic model: versatile A5 size with a stapled spine. Pages are smooth ivory French-milled 90g paper, ruled, acid-free and pH neutral, fountain pen- and marker-friendly. Six colors.