Item #: j-2080
High Roads
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High Roads outside covers
This is a one-of-a-kind journal upcycled from a 1952 reading textbook, "High Roads."
I preserved the original cover of the book only enhancing it with pieces of grosgrain ribbon which serve
as anchors to bind the blank pages into the journal.
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open pages
  I hand tore each page from medium-weight white paper and used a wheat-sheaf variant of a long stitch and kettle stitches for the binding.  These stitches are visible on the spine.  The book block (a term meaning all the pages of a book as a whole) contains five signatures (a term for groups of pages folded together).

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winner quote
I include out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.
These can be used as writing prompts.

new-place quote
  Writers may react for or against the prompts or ignore them all together. 
 
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tricky-questions quote
Or they may use the quote as the starting point for a meandering thought journey.
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scary-words quote
Note: I give the page number of each quote, when available, and list the publication information on the last page of the journal. 

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inside front
I used pages from the original book to line the front and back covers and to reinforce the spine.
inside back
On the last page is my unique signature medallion, which also indicates the year I made the book.
The journal has an attached beaded ribbon bookmark.
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bookmark
I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 9.25" x 7" x 1.25".
 
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