THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING, 1642-1765.

(Bird & Bull Press).

WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND THIRTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES.

  • 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 especially for this edition.
  • 106 pages.

Price: $200.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 17530

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 Wolfe has translated an unpublished manuscript from Lyon circa 1642, containing the earliest known French marbling recipe, an article from Journal Oeconomique,1758, and an article from the Diderot-d'Alembert Encyclopedie of 1765 into English. The Diderot article is especially interesting as it comments on the practical side of marbling, i.e., how much money could be made. The samples were produced by Wolfe using the instructions in the translated manuals. Included is a four-color sequence showing the various steps taken by Wolfe in producing the Placard pattern. With prospectus loosely inserted along with a four page brochure entitled "From Akers to Zoller" printed by Morris and having color illustrations.

THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING, 1642-1765. Richard J. Wolfe.
THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING, 1642-1765