- London, UK: Geo. Bell, 1881.
- original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine
- 82 pages, with 54 marbled paper specimens
Price: $3,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 81686
Containing a full description of the nature and properties of the materials used, the method of preparing them, and of executing every kind of marbling in use at the present time, with numerous illustrations and examples..
Second edition. First published in 1854, this second edition is far superior in every respect, inasmuch as, while it contains all the matter supplied in the former, it possess much additional information. "A major landmark in Marbling literature as this is the first textbook of marbling. It guides students carefully through all the steps, and provides large samples of the patters described... Woolnough's great contribution was to open up the technique of marbling, remove the mystery, and make it readily available to any who desired it..." - Easton.
5 leaves showing twenty mounted samples, 34 sample leaves of marbled paper, all executed expressly for the work under the immediate superintendence of the author, and most of them by his own hand, facsimile autography letter by the dedicatt Michael Faraday, front inner hinge a little shaken, previous owners names in ink to front endpaper, orig. cloth, a very nice copy.