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Solis: Nova Stella: Journal


Author: PaperBlanks

If you are celestially minded, this brilliant cover design is sure to enchant and delight. With its central star shape, Solis exerts an emotional pull akin to a warm, glowing sunrise after a long winter’s sleep. For those inclined to contemplate the cosmos, look no further than Nova Stella Solis.

The Paperblanks tradition of reproducing vintage book covers showcases our appreciation of decorative bookbinding traditions. In this, our Nova Stella series, we wish to guide you back to the second half of the 18th century and its distinct manner of embellishing book covers.

The book whose cover is reproduced here is a 1768 publication of Missale Sacri Ordinis Praedicatorum, a volume containing instructions and texts for priests to use at mass throughout the year. It was published in Rome by Octavio Puccinelli, some of whose publications can still be found in major libraries around the world.

With the help of the different colours that we used in combination with this design, we sought to reveal even more of its magnificence. This Solis cover, whose title means “sun” in Latin, features a golden hue of yellow and captures a sense of the star’s radiance. As a light colour, yellow was also well suited for exposing the worn appearance of the leather of the original binding, making it irresistible to those with a penchant for antique objects.



  • 100% recycled binder boards
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Cloth headboards
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Decorative printed cover paper


Width: 130mm (5″)

Height: 180mm (7″)

Depth: 26mm (1″)


Hardcover, Lined, 240 pages, Midi

Available on backorder


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