- New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1990.
- cloth-backed, patterned paper (in facsimile of an original Remondini pattern specially executed by Henry Morris), leather spine label.
- 55, (5) pages.
Price: $400.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 71189
Limited to 215 numbered copies, of whicht his copy is classified as "publisher's copy" (Berger B36). Set in Perpetua and printed letterpress on Johannot mould-made paper by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Italian block-printed papers were the start of the collection of decorated papers that Tanya Schmoller, and her husband Hans, gathered for over twenty years. The use of woodblocks to transfer designs to cloth and paper can be traced back in Europe to the fourteenth century. In the region of what is now Italy, there were several firms supplying these colorful papers, the most prominent being the firm of Remondini which was established in 1650. This work traces the history of the Remondini enterprise and also that of Giuseppe Rizzi who took over the Remondini woodblocks after 1861. It examines the sales techniques and production methods of these two firms and contains actual specimens of Rizzi decorated paper. Today such samples are rarely found and they are usually very expensive. The illustrations include a three-color facsimile of a Remondini woodblock and a fold-out reproduction of a decree authorizing the sale of gilt paper. There are also four pages of genuine Rizzi paper samples. Prospectus loosely inserted.