Bookmark with a quotation by Rene Descartes (1596-1650).
"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries."
Designed as a collage using original book illustrations and endpapers that are cut and assembled by hand then photographed/scanned to add the text digitally. This bookmark includes an illustration by Phiz from The Daltons or Three Roads In Life Vol. I by Charles Lever published in 1852. The background is an endpaper taken from Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden by Mrs. C. W. Earle.
Measurements are 17.3cm tall by 5.5cm wide. Professionally printed on 400gsm board with a matte laminated finish for durability.