Issued as Volume I in Sample Book series
(Joppe, Netherlands: Frits Knuf, 1993). narrow 8vo. cloth with paper sample inset on cover, slipcase. (xx), 26+(4) pages. Issued as Volume I in Sample Book series. Limited edition of 110 signed and numbered copies. Fine condition. Original samples of 90 decorated papers on twenty-six accordion-fold pages; they cover the 150 year history of this fine paper factory in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Karli Frigge provides a history of the factory which began in 1811 and closed in... READ MORE about SAMPLE BOOK OF THE FANCY PAPER FACTORY ASCHAFFENBURG
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New York: Dover Publications, 1984. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages. Part 1 describes the methods for classic and oil-color marbleizing, outlining basic mistakes and their solutions. Part 2 goes on to give specific instructions for creating twelve traditional patterns. READ MORE about HOW TO MARBLEIZE PAPER STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR 12 TRADITIONAL PATTERNS
With an introduction by Phoebe Jane Easton.
Taos, New Mexico: Fresh Ink Press, 1989. 8vo. paper over boards. (viii), 240, (4) pages. With an introduction by Phoebe Jane Easton. Limited to 500 copies. A facsimile edition of this scarce treatise on the art of marbling which was first published in English in 1893. Halfer was a Budapest bookbinder who studied the chemistry of marbling, paying particular attention to the materials from which the colors and size could be produced. The text includes... READ MORE about THE PROGRESS OF THE MARBLING ART
Woodside, Ca. Heyeck Press, 1986. 4to. quarter morocco with marbled paper-covered sides, slipcase. 65, (3) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the author. A descriptive bibliography of marbling projects by the press with samples of each of the 15 items described. Also has five chapters on the many variables which determine success in Turkish marbling with some samples and a chapter on problems and cures with seven samples, six of which demonstrate a.... READ MORE about MARBLING AT THE HEYECK PRESS
(Stanford, CA): Associates of the Stanford University Libraries, 1982. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. Table of contents. Features an article by Chris Weimann, "A Brief Introduction to Marbling." Black and white illustrations. Marbling specimen tipped in. READ MORE about THE IMPRINT OF THE STANFORD LIBRARIES ASSOCIATES
New York: Crescent Books, (1991). small 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 119+(1) pages. First U.S. edition, of which this copy is signed by the author. A brief history followed by various chapters on how to produce different marbling patterns. Filled with illustrations in color. READ MORE about MARBLING, A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CREATING BEAUTIFUL PATTERNED PAPERS AND FABRICS
(New York): Freidman/Fairfax Publishers, (1994). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 119+(1) pages. Reprint of the first U.S. edition. A brief history followed by various chapters on how to produce different marbling patterns. Filled with illustrations in color. READ MORE about MARBLING, A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CREATING BEAUTIFUL PATTERNED PAPERS AND FABRICS
New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1999). 4to. stiff paper wrappers, marbled endpapers. 144 pages. Table of contents, preface, introduction, suggestions for further reading, source directory, index. Color illustrations throughout. Signed by author on half title. READ MORE about THE ULTIMATE MARBLING HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO BASIC AND ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MARBLING PAPER AND...
Edited with an introduction by Barry McKay.
New Castle, Delaware and Kidlington, Oxford: Oak Knoll Books and The Plough Press, 1990. 8vo. cloth, gold-stamped paper onlay. (vi) 85, (14) pages. Edited with an introduction by Barry McKay. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Typeset in Adobe Garamond, printed on acid-free Zerkall mouldmade paper, and bound by the Fine Bindery. A collection of six practical instructions on marbling paper, together with a number of recipes for bookbinders, drawn together from European literature written... READ MORE about MARBLING METHODS AND RECEIPTS FROM FOUR CENTURIES, WITH OTHER INSTRUCTIONS USEFUL TO BOOKBINDERS
New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1994). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 141, (3) pages. Table of contents, appendix, list of sources, index. Two parts: "Preparing to Marble" and "The Marbling Process". Cover design by Bib Fillie. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about MARBLING TECHNIQUES
London: Zaehnsdorf Ltd., (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 153 pages. First English language edition. Gives a history of marbled paper from its early beginnings, to modern times. Through the use of his collection of over 5,000 marbled papers, Miura describes how to create various marbled papers in an easy to understand, step-by-step fashion. Well illustrated throughout. READ MORE about THE ART OF MARBLED PAPER, MARBLED PATTERNS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
(Tokyo): (Atelier Miura), (1988). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 155, (3) pages. First edition. Illustrated wilth more than 75 color photographs by Katsuhiko Ushiro. Detailed presentation of the marbling process and many examples, from Moire Spanish Marble to Antique Spot on Snail Marble,etc. Text in Japanese with index and brief captions to each entry in English, French, and German. The author has amassed one of the world's largest collections of post 17th century full-size original marble... READ MORE about MIWAKU NO MABURU PEPA (FASCINATING MARBLE PAPER
Sussex, NJ: Iris Nevins, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (x), 26 pages. First edition. The companion volume to Traditional Marbling. A practical manual which explains how to adapt traditional paper marbling techniques for use on fabric. Illustrated. READ MORE about FABRIC MARBLING
Sussex, NJ: I. Nevins, 1985. small 4to. cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards. (vi), 44 pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the author - publisher. A practical guide to the art of marbling paper with illustrations of the techniques described and 14 tipped-in specimens of actual marbled paper with text on how to repeat the pattern. READ MORE about TRADITIONAL MARBLING
N.P. Iris Nevins, 1993. 8vo. quarter cloth, Spanish marbled sides. 79 pages. Second printing after the first edition of 1990 which was limited to 250 numbered copies (Berger A49), of which this copy is inscribed from the author. This printing is limited to 325 numbered copies. With a new one page introduction by Nevins. Of all the marbled patterns, the Spanish is the most difficult to achieve. This book contains detailed instructions for making twelve... READ MORE about VARIETIES OF SPANISH MARBLING, A HANDBOOK OF PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION WITH TWELVE ORIGINAL MARBLED...
(Devon, England): David & Charles, (2000). 4to. illustrated paper-covered boards. 64 pages. Introduction, acknowledgments, list of suppliers, index. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. A guide to making marbled and other types of decorative papers. READ MORE about DECORATIVE PAPERS MADE EASY
(Cincinmati, OH): North Light Books, (1996). 8vo. paper-covered boards. 77+(1) pages. Table of contents, introduction, trouble shooting hints, suggestions for further reading, list of useful addresses, index. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about MAKING YOUR OWN MARBLED AND DECORATED PAPERS
(Asheville, NC): Lark Books, (1993). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. Preface, table of contents, bibliography, sources of supply, subject index, index of patterns. A study of marbling patterns. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about MARBLED DESIGNS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FIFTY-FIVE ELEGANT PATTERNS
Tübingen: Nedim Sönmez, 2005. 4to. leather. not paginated. Limited to an edition of 38 numbered copies, signed and numbered by Nedim and Nuran Sönmez. It contains twelve unique pieces, all of which are tipped-in and numbered on the backing sheet. This is the first volume in a series of four books. READ MORE about MARBLED FLOWERS
Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, (1987). small 4to. cloth, marbled paper specimen mounted on front cover. 107 pages. First edition, one of 230 numbered copies bound thus, signed on the colophon and containing an original marbled paper specimen which has been signed. With text in English, German and Turkish. Preface is followed by an article by Emin Bann on The Turkish Art of Ebru, Lipps-Kant on the marbled pictures of the two artists, and a section on techniques..... READ MORE about TURKISH PAPIER.EBRU, TURKISH MARBLED PAPER
Ravensburg: Otto Maier, (1992). small 4to. printed paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 151, (9) pages. First edition. History, technique of Marbling, tools and materials, size, practice and patterns from the simple to the more finely differentiated, use, bibliography, and index. Extensively illustrated in color. This a valuable documentation on the varied methods of paper decoration as well as a practical guide. In German. Signed and dated by the author on the title page. READ MORE about EBRU, MARMORPAPIERE
Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, 1995. 4to. linen. (6), 7- 47+(1) pages. Printed in a limited edition of 250 numbered and signed copies. Finely illustrated with even tipped-in original marbled specimens beautifully marbled for each book separately by the artist. An overview of the art of paper-decorating known as ebru, or marbling. Traces its origins in China and Japan to its use by Turkish calligraphers of the 15th century up to its influence on Western artists in the..... READ MORE about FROM EBRU TO MARBLED PAPER, ON THE HISTORY OF MARBLED PAPER IN THE ORIENT AND ITS WAY TO EUROPE
Izmir: n.p., 2008. 4to. leather. not paginated (but 18 leaves). Limited edition of 99 copies, numbered and signed. 10 of the bookplates are created for "Nedim Sönmez" by Nedim Sönmez, numbered and signed by the artist. The 11th bookplate, mounted on the front pastedown, is marbled for the buyer of the book. It is ready for the owner's name to be written on it and is marbled only one time. This means each of the..... READ MORE about MARBLED BOOKPLATES, 11 ORIGINAL SAMPLES OF MARBLED BOOKPLATES
Caravan - City in the Desert - Istanbul -Alps - North Italian Landscape - A View from Lake Constance
Izmir: n.p., 2007. oblong folio. leather. not paginated (but 13 leaves). Caravan - City in the Desert - Istanbul -Alps - North Italian Landscape - A View from Lake Constance. Limited edition of only 19 copies. Marbled on "de geerts" paper. Thirteen sheets with six original samples of marbled landscapes, each 9 x 13 3/4 inches. All landscapes signed by hand. This new book is the third book of the series. An amazing and beautiful work. READ MORE about MARBLED LANDSCAPES