Blue Luxe Hardcover Journal


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  • Original Art: Binding for John Chamberlayne’s The Lord’s Prayer translations
  • Era: 1715
  • Region: Amsterdam

Luxuriate in the brass and regal blue tones of this Blue Luxe cover design. The original book, crafted in the heart of Amsterdam in 1715, was bound in goatskin with elaborate gold tooling. Contained inside the volume was the Oratio Dominica (Lord’s Prayer) in almost 150 languages and dialects, many of which are rendered both in Latin transliteration and in their original scripts, engraved in the text or as folding plates. Compiled by English courtier John Chamberlayne, the document created was of global appeal. The second part of the original volume contained nine remarkable articles on typefaces and languages, including the first publication ever of De Variis Linguis by the great German philosopher and polymath G.W. Leibniz.

The intricate details of this design reflect the tapestry of cultures in its original pages. The translations spanned from Europe and Asia to Arabia, Persia, Syria and Turkey. Chamberlayne, who was a writer and translator, spoke 16 languages himself.

Let the many cultures that once lived within this 18th-century binding inspire you against Blue Luxe’s opulent backdrop.


  • Paperblanks: Luxe Design
  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Smyth Sewn 
  • Memento Pouch
  • Elastic Band Closure
  • Custom-Designed Laid Paper

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