- Weimar, Germany: Bernh. Friedr. Voigt, 1844.
- small 8vo.
- quarter cloth over marbled paper-covered boards
- xxviii, 371, (2) pages, followed by four folding plates
- ISBN: none
Price: $1,250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138617
Fifth edition. (Wolfe p.116-117). Volume 2 only. Minor shelf-wear. Minor discoloration and foxing throughout. Four folding plates at rear. A lovely copy of this scarce book on bookbinding. Thon first issued his Die Kunst Bucher zum Bindenin 1820, a book which contained a short chapter on making colored papers (including marbled papers). When the work was reissued, it was done in two separate volumes with the second volume devoted entirely to the subject of decorated paper. Wolfe calls this work "possibly the first known attempt to explain comprehensively all of the methods and facets of colored paper." The first three chapters of nearly 150 pages explain the details of making the paper including a section on the gums used. Additional chapters cover marbling, wall paper, polished gold and silver paper.