Embellished Manuscripts (NEW TITLES)

Embellished Manuscripts (NEW TITLES)

Great Minds at Work

These unique journals, a hallmark of our Paperblanks collection, portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. Our reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of a variety of important figures.

New This Season!

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828–1905) is the author of some of the world’s most famous books, including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days. He has the rare distinction of being the second most translated author in history, right between William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie.

Our new Jules Verne Embellished Manuscript designs pay tribute to this godfather of science fiction by reproducing two of his most celebrated works. Both original manuscripts can be found in the historic collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. The back cover imagery comes from copies of the original books which can be found in the British Library’s archives.

Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues
This cover in oceanic blue features a page from Verne’s handwritten draft of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The back cover shows an engraving depicting Captain Nemo observing “a squid of colossal dimensions.”

Verne, Around the World
This cover features a page from Verne’s handwritten draft of his masterpiece Around the World in Eighty Days, with the novel’s frontispiece, illustrated by Alphonse de Neuville, shown on the back.

For fans of: Jules Verne, science fiction, adventure novels, French writers, Embellished Manuscripts, Special Editions