18th Italian Paste Paper for Bookbinding. Decorated Paper.
18th Italian Paste Paper for Bookbinding.
18th Italian Paste Paper for Bookbinding.
18th Italian Paste Paper for Bookbinding.

18th Italian Paste Paper for Bookbinding.

A full sheet 17 1/2 x 14 of block-printed pastepaper, bearing the same image twice, with a space for cutting them apart. The design consists of a blue checkered background with a large central floral wreath flanked by 4 smaller oval floral wreathes. The central wreathe surrounds a city (Venice?) scene. Each oval wreathe contains a different butterfly. The design is printed from woodblocks in blue, green, ochre, and terra cotta. Remnants of old tape on back where previously hinged, else fine condition. Item #16887

Probably from the workshop of Remondini of Bassano. The design was printed from a separate block for each color--from vegetable dyes mixed with paste. The pastepapers were used in bookbindings. Full sheets of these papers are rare.

Price: $1,200.00

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