Marbled Paper

Marbled Paper

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For 250 years after its introduction to Europe around 1600, the method of decorating paper known as marbling reigned supreme as the chief means of embellishing the fine work of hand-bookbinders. Richard J. Wolfe reconstructs the rise and fall of the craft and offers the most comprehensive account available of its history, techniques, and patterns.... as one of its early and principal exponents, one should not assume that he was the only such craftsman in London at this time. ... Edge marbling, once restricted to fine bookbinding productions, similarly came to be applied to less fine bindings and sometimes ... of the first English bookbinding manual, The Whole Art of Bookbinding, Containing Valuable Recipes for Sprinkling, Marbling and Colouring.

Title:Marbled Paper
Author: Richard J. Wolfe
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1990-01

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