This intricate and delicate foliage pattern seen on our Wildwood journal evokes a walk in a sun-dappled woodland.

The original work was crafted for a 17th-century binding of the Passion Series, created in 1521 by the great Renaissance engraver Lucas van Leyden.

Pictured here: Wildwood cover design from our Tree of Life series (hardcover journal)

Derived from a classic binding from the French school of design, this foliage pattern was originally crafted from goatskin leather tooled in gold. The binding was designed to hold a set of 14 plates from the Passion Series, a famous collection of engravings.

This particular edition contains Jan Harmensz. Muller’s 17th-century copy of the work. Muller was best known for his skillful reinterpretations of the work of his predecessors.

With a complicated history not unlike the tangled branches on its cover, this Tree of Life binding stands out amongst the British Library’s collection of antique tomes.

This season, Wildwood is available as a grande, ultra, midi and mini hardcover journal, as well as a guest book.


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