North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1976. 6 x 9. 68 pages with 11 tipped-in specimens of marbled paper. Quarter morocco, marbled boards. Fine in marbled dust wrapper & folding box specially made by Henry Morris for his own copy--Copy no. 2. Item #2517
Henry Morris' copy signed by him; one of approximately 250 that he printed on Hodgkinson B&B handmade paper. First published in 1854, Sumner's text proposes that bookbinders should be allowed to learn the carefully guarded secrets of marbling, so they could finish their bindings themselves. He provided directions for and specimens of 11 styles.