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Tartan Cloth Notebook, Kinloch Anderson


These Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks are brand new and offer a timeless stationery gem that is rich in heritage, steeped in history and designed with truly unrivalled authenticity. They have been brought to life by, and come direct from, a leading Scottish publishing house.

Commonplaces, as they were known, were scrapbooks for compiling and accumulating knowledge, thoughts, sayings and ideas. They were used by many of the eminent thinkers and scientists of the Scottish Enlightenment, such as philosopher David Hume; economist Adam Smith; poet Robert Burns and scientists John Playfair, James Hutton and James Clerk Maxwell. "Commonplacing" had become a recognised practice by the 17th century, being taught in prestigious institutions and used by many literary thinkers. In fact, published examples of commonplaces still remain alive today from such greats as John Milton, Francis Bacon, E.M. Forster and W.H. Auden.

These charming notebooks are packed with character and fascinating historical background: 

  • Bound in genuine Scottish tartan cloth over hardback board
  • Satin ribbon-marker (fixed) & individual bookmark (loose) detailing the specific tartan used for the binding
  • Expandable inner note holder made of both cardboard and cloth
  • Removable booklet with background notes and a clan map of Scotland
  • 176 pages (left side blank, right side ruled) of 80gsm threadsewn cream paper

The tartan cloth is supplied by and produced with the authority of Kinloch Anderson Scotland, holders of Royal Warrants of Appointment as Tailors and Kiltmakers to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.

Dimensions: 90 × 140 mm (approx. A6)

Please note that purchased items may vary slightly from the pictures shown due to the unique cut of cloth used for each and every unique notebook. 

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