The Notebook Mark One is our classic notebook and we promise never to change any of the features that make it special. However each batch has its own distinct details to set it apart from other batches.
Batch 1 sold out in October 2017, and we are excited launch Batch 2, featuring a calm grey-blue end paper.
A5 Ota-bind notebook, 160 pages. Second batch of 300 (November 2017).
Our signature notebook, which we have developed in response to the request for a ‘perfect notebook for every day.’
Ota-bound using thread-sewing and a small amount of cold glue, to retain flexibility in the spine; the result is as durable as it is elegant. The book simply falls open flat when placed on a surface for writing.
Pages in Naturalis Vanilla Smooth, milled on the banks of the River Leven in Scotland, is remarkably smooth on both sides. End papers in Colorplan, made in the Lake District. Cover in Wild Black, which is made from 35% cotton fibres, develops a great patina with use. Thumbcut motif in copper foil, and blind deboss.
Each notebook is hand-numbered. If you would like a specific number between 1 and 300, please include a note at checkout. (NB: Numbering is per batch and specific numbers are subject to availability. Higher numbers are more likely to be available).
Designed in London. Printed and bound in Holland.
Read more about the design and making of the MARK ONE.
This edition was made exclusively for Bamford in September 2016, as part of the Mark+Fold for Bamford range, which also includes Cloth-bound Journals and Ota-bind Mens' Notebook. Available to buy directly from Bamford stores and online (link below).
To view the archive of our Hand-made Exercise Books, click here.