- Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, 1995.
- full leather boards with marbled paper inlays, cloth clamshell
- (vii), 47 pages
Price: $4,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135434
Limited to an edition of 250, this is one of a few copies saved for binders. This copy has been bound in full grey goat skin with onlays of black and yellow leather and marbled paper continuing on the back cover. Gold tooled title on the front cover. Marbled end papers. Embroidered end bands. Graphite top edge. Signed and dated by Etherington on the rear pastedown. Housed in a cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. The marbled paper used in the binding was executed by Nedim Sönmez himself. Each is signed and numbered on the colophon. In addition to the text, there are eleven original papers which have been marbled separately by the author. The appreciation of Turkish Marbled papers in Europe dates back to the late 1500s when Istanbul became a favored destination. It was only earlier in the same century that Ebru, as the technique is known, began to be practiced throughout Turkey as a art form. Originally, the paper was used predominantly by calligraphers, but quickly became popular for bookbinding. Sönmez is one of the foremost practitioners of the art in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.