Autumn, 2016 – New Orleans, Louisiana: Nancy Sharon Collins, stationer extraordinaire, proudly announces custom, hand bound ledgers for journaling, writing a diary, and for composing rough drafts of personal correspondence.
Notebooks are a great place to register feelings. For notating reflections about life, about travel, puzzling through problems, and dealing with them. In this manner, ledgers—notebooks, journals, and diaries—are physical artifacts of our thought process in visual form. Over time and on these journal pages, our thought-process-rough-drafts remain. Allowing for examination, and consideration, again and again.
Fashioned after 20th-century grade school composition books with their iconic red, Genuine Pressboard cover, Mrs. Collins’s are hand bound with silk thread and violet Iris book cloth spines. The dimensions of these little beauties are 4″ x 10-3/4″. The pages are tall enough for writing a complete thought and the book itself is wide enough to comfortably carry in one hand. Mrs. Collins’s signature ledger has 36 pages each of blue, yellow, and white 9#, Vintage, Onion Skin paper. Onion Skin is but a tad thicker than tissue. Vintage Onion Skin of this quality has not been manufactured in decades and is 25 to100% cotton. Graphic elements, such as a tiny label on the front, and colophon on last page, are engraved.
Currently, we are taking custom orders and working with larger dimensions.
The book’s size, number of pages, one-of-a-kind, custom, hand-marbled end papers, and graphic elements can all be ordered to your taste and liking. Additionally, yours can have your name engraved on the cover’s label and a brief narrative, or accolade, engraved on the colophon inside. (An example of Mrs. Collins’s engraved colophon can be seen in the small thumbnail at right.)
Inquiries are always welcome.