ON IMPROVEMENTS IN MARBLING THE EDGES OF BOOKS AND PAPER, A NINETEENTH CENTURY MARBLING ACCOUNT EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED WITH FOURTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES.

(Bird & Bull Press).
  • Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1983.
  • oblong 12mo.
  • quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, leather tips.
  • 64 pages followed by the tipped-in samples.

Price: $260.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 120202

First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies (Heaney A37). With an added note by Morris on the colophon page that this is "HM/Special." The lettering on the spine of this copy runs the opposite way than the regular printing. 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. Some age yellowing along edges.

ON IMPROVEMENTS IN MARBLING THE EDGES OF BOOKS AND PAPER, A NINETEENTH CENTURY MARBLING ACCOUNT EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED WITH FOURTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES. Richard J. Wolfe.
ON IMPROVEMENTS IN MARBLING THE EDGES OF BOOKS AND PAPER, A NINETEENTH CENTURY MARBLING ACCOUNT EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED WITH FOURTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES.