memorandum-book bindings

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Small pocket-sized blank books intended to be used as note books, sometimes with elaborately decorated covers. In some examples, the leaves are made from parchment coated in gesso to be written on with a silver stylus, leaving a trace that can be wiped clean for re-use.

Pickwoad, Bookbinding in the Eighteenth... (2009)

Nicholas Pickwoad (2009), “Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century”, in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Vol V 1695-1830, edited by Michael Felix Suarez and Michael L Turner, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 268–290.

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p. 289
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