Bird & Bull Press, 1991. 6 x 9. 79 pages (52 text pages, 12 mounted specimens). Quarter cloth & marbled boards, leather spine label. As new. Item #11180
One of 250 copies. "Spanish techniques differ from regular marbling. They are a lot more intricate, complex, and require mush more concentration." "I have dedicated over two decades of my life (since 1978) to marbling. My specialty is the reproduction of early marbled papers, particularly the ones from about 1800 - 1860. I consider this period to be the high point in the long history of marbling, just prior to the use of marbling machines during the Victorian era. To achieve these designs and colors, I make my own marbling colors using, where possible, the same pigments used during the period (some pigments no longer exist, the supplies having been used up, or were found to be too dangerous for use, such as orpiment, a yellow that is arsenic based)." -- Iris Nevins' web site.