Paperblanks Poetry in Bloom Hardcover Journal Grande

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The design reproduced on this cover centres around a sensitive plant surrounded by other richly hued flowers, foliage and butterflies. The binding was used for The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley and is a celebration of the creative spirit.

The Design:

Many of Paperblanks' cover designs are reproductions of book bindings that come from long-ago eras, when books were treasured as precious objects. One might have the expectation that with the arrival of the modern age and mass production, the art of bookbinding would have become obsolete. However, the Poetry in Bloom design, a reproduction of a 1910 bookbinding, is a reminder of the kind of artistry that could be produced only with these modern machines and techniques.

This design reproduces the cover of The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems, a collection of poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Written in the wake of his child’s death, Shelley’s title poem describes a flower garden going through seasonal changes. First the garden embodies the joy and bliss of spring and summer, and later it becomes consumed by the decay and lethargy of fall and winter. With this poem, Shelley invites the reader to contemplate how the only connection to reality that we have is through fleeting sensations.


  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper

Product Information:

  • Format: Grande
  • Size: Width: 210mm (8¼")
  • Height: 300mm (11¾")
  • Depth: 30mm (1¼")
  • Interior: Unlined
  • Page Count: 128 Pages
  • Closure: Clasp
  • Colour: Green
  • Gsm (Paper Weight): 120
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Edge Printing: Yes
  • Binding Type: Smyth Sewn
  • Pouch Type: Memento Pouch
  • Interior Paper: Custom-designed Laid Paper
  • Ribbon Markers: 2

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