ALCHEMY & MARBLING.
- Joppe, the Netherlands: Karli Frigge, (1996).
- large oblong 4to.
- quarter leather, stiff paper boards, cardboard slipcase with paper cover label.
- 65, (11) pages.
Price: $1,500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 45864
One of an edition of 100 of this incredibly rare title. A very personal look at the art of marbling by the Dutch artist Karli Frigge. The text, which describes the working methods of the artist, and her interactions with the monks of the monastery where she has her studio, is accompanied by drawings, recipes for marbling mixtures, and charts for experimenting with different designs. She explains an unusual method she has devised for marbling with watercolors, and likens the art of marbling to alchemy, where trial and error is important to the process. Twenty-two pages of tipped-in samples of her work. Printed by Hanzestad, Deventer on paper of Gmund. The binding is most unusual and attractive, with the pages stitched on parchment laces. The spine is black leather with five raised bands covering the laces, inner spine is suede, pasted down, and laced through with maroon parchment. Absolute fine condition.