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
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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
Izmir: n.p., 2008. oblong 4to. leather. not paginated ( but 19 leaves). Limited edition of 39 numbered copies. 15 original samples of marbled motives with spiral forms - each 6.1 x 8.7 inches. All original samples and books are signed and numbered by the artist. Marbled endpapers are also by N. Sönmez, but are not signed. READ MORE about SPIRALS IN MARBLING WITH 15 ORIGINAL SAMPLES OF NEW MARBLED PATTERNS WITH SPIRAL FORMS CREATED
Izmir: Nedim Sönmez, 2009. oblong folio. leather, gilt lettering on cover & spine. 15 pages, 10 marbled paper samples. This book has been produced in a limited edition of 19 signed and numbered copies, containing 10 original tipped-in marbled pictures of sea creatures. The paper is "de geerts": made in the old paper tradition of Holland, mouldmade, four deckle-edges, watermarked with a crown and "1625." Text by Nedim Sönmez in English (translated). Each sample is... READ MORE about UNDER THE SURFACE; WITH TEN ORIGINAL SAMPLES OF MARBLED PICTURES OF THE UNDERWATER WORLD'S NATURE
New York: Sterling Publishing Co., (1991). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Explains the basic techniques of marbling and then provides instructions for 40 different projects using marbled fabric or paper. Illustrated in color throughout. READ MORE about MARBLING PAPER & FABRIC
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Co., (1991). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 128 pages. With Patty Schleicher, Mimi Schleicher, and Laura Sims. Preface, table of contents, lists of consultants and designers, sources of supply, bibliography, index. Color illustrations throughout. Includes a discussion of th ehistory of marbling but focuses on marbling projects. READ MORE about MARBLING PAPER AND FABRIC
Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, (1991). small 4to. cloth, slipcase. 107 pages. First edition, limited to 400 numbered copies of which this is one of 100 copies composing the deluxe edition. This deluxe edition contains four special pieces: a silkscreen-resist calligraphy "ebru," book cover from Weimann's Marbling in Miniature, flower in miniature and marbled and printed "applying color to the size" in miniature. Contains over 90 illustrations with 38 in color and 8 actual specimens of marbled paper... READ MORE about CHRISTOPHER WEIMANN (1946-1988), A TRIBUTE
Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. x, 89, (3) pages. See S-K 7258 for the 1811 first edition of the first title. Limited to 500 copies. Reprinted from the original editions, with a foreword by Bernard Middleton and twelve specimens of marbled paper and notes by Richard J. Wolfe. Reprints of these two very scarce early 19th century English manuals enhanced by a Middleton introduction and 12 marbled paper specimens that were executed specially for this book, tipped in. READ MORE about THE WHOLE ART OF BOOKBINDING, THE WHOLE PROCESS OF MARBLING PAPER
Baltimore: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1990). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 245 pages. First edition. Traces the rise and fall of this craft. Contains over 350 color and 80 black-and-white illustrations. A valuable reference work that should be in the library of everyone interested in the subject. Near fine. READ MORE about MARBLED PAPER, ITS HISTORY, TECHNIQUES, AND PATTERNS
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1991). 4to. cloth, dust jacket, title gilt-stamped on spine. xvi, 245+(1) pages. Second printing. Subtitle: "with special reference to the relationship of marbling to bookbinding in Europe and the Western world." Table of contents, list of illustrations, acknowledgments, endnotes, index. Black and white illustrations throughout text. 38 color plates. READ MORE about MARBLED PAPER: ITS HISTORY, TECHNIQUES, AND PATTERNS
(Chestnut Hill, MA. Privately printed, 1981). tall 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. 145 + (1) pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Contains tipped-in photographic illustrations of sixteen examples of marbled paper. Signed by the author on colophon page. READ MORE about THE ROLE OF THE MANN FAMILY OF DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS IN THE MARBLING OF PAPER IN...
London: George Bell and Sons, 1881. 8vo. original publishers green cloth. 82 pages. Third edition, revised. Contains 39 plates of marbled paper specimens, some with multiple samples. 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. This particular copy lacks one specimen for a total of 53 specimens... READ MORE about THE WHOLE ART OF MARBLING AS APPLIED TO PAPER, BOOK EDGES, ETC
Woodside: The Heyeck Press, 1991. small 4to. cloth, leather spine label, slipcase. 55, (3) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. Designed, handset, printed and marbled by Robin Heyeck. Printed on Twinrocker handmade paper created especially for this book. With a preface by Tokuju Kaneko followed by Yagi's text on the practice of this method of marbling paper including information on colors, chemicals, tools, designs and methods. Each copy of this book contains 11 samples made by Robin Heyeck. READ MORE about SUMINAGASHI-ZOME
Tübingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, 1991. miniature (7.5 x 5.5 cm). marbled paper-covered boards, leather spine label. 75+(1) pages, 10 plates. Limited to 150 copies. A history of marbled flowers by Sönmez in both English and German, with ten samples of marbled flowers in the back. READ MORE about THE HISTORY OF MARBLED FLOWERS/DIE GESCHICHTE DER MARMORIERTEN BLUMEN
Tubingen: Jäckle-Sönmez, 1995. miniature (7.5 x 5.5 cm). Leather strip on spine, marbled paper boards. (viii),75+(1) pages. Limited to an edition of 210, of which this is one of the 140 bound in marbled paper boards. 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.... READ MORE about TURCKISCH PAPIR. A SHORT HISTORY OF MARBLING IN THE ORIENT AND IN GERMANY
Los Angeles: Dawson's Bookshop, 1980. miniature book (7.5 x 5.7 cm). marbled paper-covered boards, paper cover label. (12) pages of text followed by 11 specimens of marbled paper; also has a frontispiece specimen of marbled paper. First edition, one of 350 signed copies. This book is a result of experimentation by Weiman in creating marbled paper for miniature books. The patterns are necessarily smaller for miniature books requiring new techniques that are outlined in this... READ MORE about MARBLING IN MINIATURE
With a foreword by Tanya Schmoller.
New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 79 pages. With a foreword by Tanya Schmoller. First edition. An excellent practical guide to making paste, block-printed and stencil papers. Also covers the art of Suminigashi, Oil Marbling, and Orizomegami. Each technique is defined and then the materials and methods described. Well illustrated, with several stunning photographs of the papers in color. READ MORE about A GUIDE TO MAKING DECORATED PAPERS
Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1973. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxv, 171 pages followed by plates showing examples of marbled and paste decorated book papers. Third edition, edited by Philip Hofer. Ownership inscription in pencil. READ MORE about DECORATED BOOK PAPERS, BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DESIGNS AND FASHIONS
Newark: University of Delaware, 1988. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 55+(1) pages. Well written catalogue describing some of the highlights of the University's excellent collection of books about papermaking and marbling. Includes much Bird & Bull material as Delaware holds most of the archives of the press. READ MORE about EAST-WEST: HAND PAPERMAKING TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS, AN EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Oxford: Plough Press, (1988). 4to. cloth over marbled paper-covered boards. 93, (3) pages with 8 original 18th- and 19th-century classic marbling samples and 6 contemporary interpretations by Payhembury Marbled Paper. First edition limited to 160 numbered copies. This important work traces the spread of marbling to Europe during the 15th century, taking into account the 11th-century Japanese suminigashi technique. It reprints in full two major 17th-century technical descriptions on marbling by Evelyn and Kircher and... READ MORE about PATTERNS AND PIGMENTS IN ENGLISH MARBLED PAPER - AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGINS, SOURCES AND...
London: Printing Historical Society, (1969). 8vo. cloth. xxi, 631, (ii), 311-369, xxv-xxvii pages. Reprints of the 1859 and 1878 editions with additional material. With a prefatory note by James Harrison. A very important and useful work in the study of early printing processes. The 1859 edition contains Samuel Pope's 1731 essay on marbling. READ MORE about PRINTING PATENTS, ABRIDGEMENTS OF PATENT SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO PRINTING, 1617-1857. FIRST...
Izmir, Turkey: n.p., 2018. 4to. illustrated paper-covered boards. 200 pages. Text in English, German, and Turkish. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by Sönmez on colophon. Selected works from 1981 to 2017. Table of contents, introduction by Sönmez, essays by Annemarie Schimmel and Barbara Lipps-Kant. Comments about the work of Sönmez by scholars and booksellers. With a list of exhibitions, books, articles, and selected collections with Sönmez's works. 111 color reproductions of marbled pictures..... READ MORE about 111, SELECTED WORKS FROM THE YEARS 1981 TO 2017