This intriguing journal's styling’s reproduce the binding of the universe: or, the infinitely great and the infinitely little, an encyclopaedia of the sciences by French naturalist Félix-Archimède Pouchet (1800-1872), published in London in 1870 and designed by John Leighton.
Its cover medallions' words and images herald ''air water fire,'' ''vegetable animal mineral,'' and in the centre -- ''the universe,'' spheres indicating latitude and longitude, with zodiac symbols within.
Smooth matte hardcover journal is embossed with gold foil highlights.
Elegant gold ribbon bookmark complements the design.
160 lightly-lined writing pages.
Acid-free archival paper takes pen and pencil beautifully.
Handsome bronze endpapers complement the design.
Journal measures 6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.