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New York, NY: Dover Publications, (1986). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages. Table of contents, select bibliography. Color speciment, black and white illustrations. A guide to designing repeat patterns. READ MORE about DESIGN YOUR OWN REPEAT PATTERNS: A QUICK AND EASY APPROACH
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134268
Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1989. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper over boards. 57+(1) pages. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. Set in Bembo and printed by letterpress on Hahnemuhle paper by Claire Bolton. Contains a history of the press and then lists all its publications to date. Bibliographical details are given along with comments on how the books were produced, problems encountered, etc. Many original samples are included and it is also illustrated..... READ MORE about ALEMBIC PRESS BIBLIOGRAPHY 1978-1988
Price: $325.00 Order nr. 24582
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1989. 8vo. quarter morocco leather with paper-covered sides and leather spine label. 83, (3) pages. Accompanied by a heavy die-cut board folder containing 11 different copper tokens minted by individual booksellers & bookmakers especially for this book, all enclosed in a slipcase. First edition. Limited to 300 numbered copies, 250 of which are for sale (Berger A47). Morris provides a history of these tokens that includes many illustrated reproductions..... READ MORE about TRADE TOKENS OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS & BOOKMAKERS, WITH SPECIMENS OF ELEVEN...
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 133743
N.P. Bird & Bull Press and Iris Nevins, 1991. 8vo. quarter cloth, Spanish marbled sides, leather spine label. 79 pages. First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies (Berger A49). Composed in Cochin types and printed on Johannot mouldmade paper. Nevins notes that of all the marbled patterns, the Spanish is the most difficult to achieve. This book contains detailed instructions for making twelve different patterns, as well as original 5 x 8 inch specimens. Prior..... READ MORE about VARIETIES OF SPANISH MARBLING, A HANDBOOK OF PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION WITH TWELVE ORIGINAL MARBLED...
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 31962
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1983. oblong 12mo. quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, leather tips. 64 pages followed by the tipped-in samples. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies (Heaney A37). Reprints the first American Treatise on Marbling, an account which appears in the April 1829 issue of the Journal of the Franklin Institute with additional text by Wolfe. Beautifully printed on handmade paper. Prospectus loosely inserted. READ MORE about ON IMPROVEMENTS IN MARBLING THE EDGES OF BOOKS AND PAPER, A NINETEENTH CENTURY MARBLING ACCOUNT...
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 462
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. 8vo. quarter bound by E.G. Parrot in morocco and tips with leather spine label, and "snail" pattern marbled paper sides made by Wolfe specifically for this edition. 106 pages. Limited to 310 numbered copies and hand-printed by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press on Umbria handmade paper (Heaney A43). Wolfe has translated an unpublished manuscript from Lyon circa 1642, containing the earliest known French marbling recipe..... READ MORE about THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING, 1642-1765
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 17530
Chicago, IL: Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1996. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 3 Volumes. A set of three brochures including the spring and summer 1996 schedules for courses offered by the Center. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about CHICAGO CENTER FOR BOOK & PAPER ARTS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134266
New York: Thomas J. Watson Library The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.d. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Short introduction, followed by illustrated examples of these two fine designer bookbinder's work. READ MORE about JAN SOBOTA & SILVIA RENNIE DESIGN BOOKBINDINGS FEBRUARY 2 - APRIL 15, 1988. With an...
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 25902
Asheville, NC: Earth Guild, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 58 pages. Earth Guild's Summer 1989 catalogue. Table of contents, black and white illustrations. Includes basketry, dyes, dye equipment, yarns, spinning, weaving, rug making, machine knitting, and other items. READ MORE about TOOLS MATERIALS BOOKS FOR HANDCRAFTS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134265
Sussex: I. Nevins, (1986). 8vo. cloth with marbled paper specimen on front cover. (iv), 318 pages. Limited to 300 numbered and signed copies.This reprint of the first practical bookbinding manual (1856) contains 18 hand-marbled specimens, marbled according to directions given in the text by Iris Nevins. She has also written a two page introduction. READ MORE about A MANUAL OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDING Originally issued with 7 hand-marbled specimens by Mr. Charles...
Price: $225.00 Order nr. 118156
Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg, 1978. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. Reprint of the first edition. S-K 5173. With illustrations and a bibliography. (Brenni no.1238). READ MORE about THE BOOKBINDER IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG, AN ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE & TIMES, & OF...
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 38729
Boston: Richard J. Wolfe, 1991. 8vo. decorated paper over cloth-backed boards. xix, 15, 23, (7) pages. Limited to 250 signed copies, 200 for sale. Text is a facsimile of original Dutch text with translation on facing page. Gives information on gilding of leather, paper, and silk, velvet and fore edge, marbling on edges of calf and sheepskin, and dyeing of calf and sheepskin. Tipped-in are 8 samples of some of the processes explained in the..... READ MORE about GEHEIMEN DER BOEKBINDERIJ, SECRETS OF BOOKBINDING, AN ANONYMOUS 19TH CENTURY DUTCH BOOKBINDING...
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 34250
Norman, OK: Calligraphy Review Editions, 1990. 8vo. paper wrappers. 118, (2) pages. Illustrated exhibition catalogue; reproduces at least one work from each participating artist. READ MORE about LETTERS, LINES, IMAGES, INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 51764
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1984). small 4to. paper over boards, dust jacket. 224 pages. First U.S. edition. A highly readable and informative guide to the history of various writing systems. Well-illustrated throughout, many in color. With a selected bibliography for more reading. READ MORE about A HISTORY OF WRITING
Price: $11.50 Order nr. 63144
Rockport, ME: Gehenna Press, n.d. 4to. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. This is a prospectus only for a collection of the papers of Eric Carle, with an essay by Sidney E. Berger. With a color specimen. READ MORE about Prospectus for a collection of painter papers of Eric Carle
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134274
N.P. Busyhaus Publications, (1983). oblong 8vo. half leather over cloth. 65, (3) pages. One of 200 numbered copies bound in half leather by the Harcourt Bindery. A study of marbling with an introduction by Don Guyot, including essays and original tipped-in specimens by ten marblers made just for this edition, along with technical notes and a bibliography of the subject. Finely printed at the Naiman Press. Includes a wood engraving by Michael McCurdy. READ MORE about AMERICAN DECORATIVE PAPERMAKERS, THE WORK & SPECIMENS OF TWELVE CRAFT ARTISTS
Price: $350.00 Order nr. 5313
Stuttgart, Germany: Frech-Verlag, (1992). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. Text in German. A brief introduction to the techniques of marbling, with a bibliography. Color illustrations. READ MORE about ZAUBERHAFTE PAPIERE: MARMORIEREN MIT ÖLFARBEN
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134264
Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, (1987). small 4to. cloth, marbled paper specimen mounted on front cover. 107 pages. First edition, one of 230 numbered copies bound thus, signed on the colophon and containing an original marbled paper specimen which has been signed. With text in English, German and Turkish. Preface is followed by an article by Emin Bann on The Turkish Art of Ebru, Lipps-Kant on the marbled pictures of the two artists, and a section on techniques..... READ MORE about TURKISH PAPIER EBRU, TURKISH MARBLED PAPER
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 62409
New York: Sterling Publishing Co., (1991). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Explains the basic techniques of marbling and then provides instructions for 40 different projects using marbled fabric or paper. Illustrated in color throughout. READ MORE about MARBLING PAPER & FABRIC
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 32772