- Tubingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, 1995.
- full leather with gilt decorations in the wallet style
- (viii), 75+(1) pages
Price: $650.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 86843
Limited to an edition of 210, this is one of the 70 copies bound in full leather with marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Signed by the marbler on the colophon. Hand-bound with 10 marbled specimens following the text which is in English and German. The appreciation of Turkish marbled papers in Europe dates back to the late 1500s when Istanbul became a favored destination. It was only earlier in the same century that ebru, as the technique is known, began to be practiced throughout Turkey as an art form. Originally, the paper was used mainly by calligraphers, but quickly became popular for bookbinding. Sönmez is one of the foremost practitioners of the art in the late 20th & early 21st centuries.