Three Early French Essays on Paper Marbling 1645-1765. With an Introductin and thirteen original marbled samples by Richard J. Wolfe.

Newton, Pennsylvania: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. One of 275 copies. Thirteen original marbled paper samples; one tipped in photograph, showing the making of marbled paper; two tipped in tinted plates; seven pages in facsimile; and four plates, taken from the Encyclopédie, showing papermaking and its tools. Printed on dampened handmade Umbria paper and bound by Gray Parrot. A fine copy in the original acetate jacket. With original prospectus laid in. Also with a printed announcement, thanking members of the Standing Order List; the card has two color illustrations of a printer at work, and is dated 1987. Quarter green morocco over marbled boards, orange morocco spine label. Octavo. [107] pp. Item #13001

The three accounts are: “For the Making of Marbled Paper, Called Turkish Paper,” from a 1642 unpublished manuscript from Lyon; “The Best Method of Making Marbled Paper,” published in the Journal Oeconomique, 1758; and “The Marbler of Paper,” printed in the Diderot-D’Alembert Encyclopédie, 1765.

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