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Trees of North America journal
 
This is a one-of-a-kind journal made from a rescued copy of the1922 hardcover book "Manual of the Trees of North America (Exclusive of Mexico)" by Charles Sprague Sargent. 




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Trees of North America - front
                cover and spine

On the front are copies of my original watercolor and pen drawings of a fanciful tree in each of the four seasons of the year. 

  The pages of the book are made from marbled green paper.  I bound them into the book cover using a cross-variant of long and kettle stitches.  These are visible on the spine over ribbons, which serve to anchor the cover to the book block (a term which means all the pages of a book as a whole).  The book block contains eight signatures (a term for groups of pages). 

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I have included out-of-context quotes from the original book on several of the pages.

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  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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Writers may use the quotes as writing prompts for inspiration or reflection, as points of agreement or disagreement, or simply as places to begin a meandering thought journey.


 

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                front cover
Paper on the inside front and back covers is a copy onto card stock of my own original watercolor painting.


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                back cover
On the inside back cover 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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                America - paper bookmark


I include a paper bookmark listing the book's main features.

Dimensions of the journal are approximately 8.5" x 5.5" x 1.75".