THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING 1642-1765. Richard J. Wolfe.
THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING 1642-1765.

THREE EARLY FRENCH ESSAYS ON PAPER MARBLING 1642-1765.

Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. 7 x 10. 106 pages. 13 marbled specimens. Quarter morocco, marbled boards. Fine with the prospectus. Item #11184

First publication of a manuscript (Lyon, ca. 1642) on Turkish marbling. "The best Method of making Marbled Paper" from Journal Oeconomique 1758. The Marbler of Paper from Diderot-Alembert Encyclopedie, 1765. Mr. Wolfe translated the essays and marbled the specimens as reproductions of 18th century patterns. One of 310 copies on dampened Umbria handmade paper. (Henry Morris notes the paper for this book cost only $2000 more than his first 3-bedroom house.).

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