- Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, 1995.
- full leather boards, cloth clamshell
- (vii), 47 pages
Price: $6,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135435
Limited to an edition of 250, this is one of a few copies saved for binders. This copy has been bound in full white calf skin using French technic binding of laced-in boards. The calf skin boards represent the white sheet of a marbled paper and onlays with grey buffalo inspired by the shapes of traditional marbled paper. Embroidered silk end bands. Edge to edge doublures and fly leaves with grey buffalo. Marbled papers on the following pages. Signed and dated by Lallier on the rear doublure. 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.