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Bibliography - Marbling and Decorated Papers

Compiled by Annabelle Shrieve

Introduction Pending

Please send any additions / suggestions to Peter Verheyen.

Titles arranged alphabetically by author.

Author: Akers, Robert C.
Title: Marbling.

  • Publisher: Leicester, UK: Dyrad Press, 1976.
  • Pages: 15 pages
  • Description: "Pamphlet - Photographs, procedures, tools and materials

Author: Allen, Sue.
Title: Floral-patterned Endpapers in Nineteenth-century American Books.

  • Publisher: University Press of Virginia,1977.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Berger, Sydney E.
Title: Edward Seymour and the Fancy Paper Company: The Story of a British Marbled Paper Manufacturer.

  • Publisher: New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2006.
  • Pages: 104 pages
  • Description: "This book, limited to an edition of 300 copies, tells the story of Edward Seymour and his firm, The Fancy Paper Company. This British company manufactured marbled and other decorated (fancy) papers for the bookbinding and related industries from about 1919 to 1971. With eighteen illustrations showing their methods and copies of correspondence, and twenty tipped-in, original examples of their many fancy papers, this work is a well-researched text about one of the last English marbled paper manufacturing firms. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Berger, Sydney.
Title: Karli Frigge’s Life in Marbling.

  • Publisher: Newtown PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2004.
  • Pages: 58 pages
  • Description: "140 copies printed on Zerkall mouldmade paper at the Bird & Bull Press in April, 2004. The book was composed in Garamond types my Michael and Winifred Bixler and bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery. No. 128" -- Colophon. Samples made by Karli Frigge.

Author: Berry, Galen.
Title: Learn the Art of Marbling.

  • Publisher: Oklahoma City: self-published, 1991.
  • Pages: 11 pages
  • Description:

Author: Berry, Galen.
Title: The Art of Marbling on Paper and Fabric.

  • Publisher: Oklahoma City: self-published, 2010.
  • Pages: 40 pages
  • Description: Instructions and colored pictures.

Author: Bolton, Claire with Katherine Davies.
Title: Payhembury Marbled Papers.

  • Publisher: Winchester, Hampshire: The Alembic Press, 1987.
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • Description: Twenty-six samples of hand marbled papers.

Author: Bolton, Claire.
Title: Maziarczyk Paste Papers.

  • Publisher: Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1991.
  • Pages: 54 pages
  • Description: "First edition, limited to 175 numbered copies. Contains nineteen samples of Claire Maziarczyk's paste papers, and also describes how they are made. The text includes a history of paste papers and notes on the range of patterns used." From Oak Knoll.

Author: Bolton, Claire.
Title: The Compton Marbling Pattern Book: Illustrated with twenty-seven samples of their specially hand marbled papers.

  • Publisher: Winchester, Hampshire: The Alembic Press, 1986.
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • Description:

Author: Bolton, Claire.
Title: Compton Marbling Portfolio of Patterns.

  • Publisher: Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1992.
  • Pages: 19 pages
  • Description:

Author: Bruignac, Véronique de.
Title: Le Papier Peint.

  • Publisher: Paris: Massin, 1995.
  • Pages:
  • Description: In French.

Author: Chambers, Anne.
Title: The Practical Guide to Marbling Papers.

  • Publisher: London: Thames and Hudson Inc., 1986.
  • Pages: 88 pages
  • Description: Classical techniques, Introduction by Bernard Middleton

Author: Chambers, Anne.
Title: A Guide to Making Decorated Papers.

  • Publisher: New York: Thames and Hudson, 1989.
  • Pages: 79 pages
  • Description: Includes examples from Marthe Ermitage, Crarmencho Arregui, and Edwina Ellis.

Author: Chambers, Anne.
Title: Suminagashi: The Japanese Art of Marbling.

  • Publisher: London: Thames and Hudson, 1991.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Chambers, Anne.
Title: The Principal Antique Patterns of Marbled Papers.

  • Publisher: Burford, Oxfordshire: The Cygnet Press, 1984.
  • Pages: 25 pages
  • Description:

Author: Chambers, Anne.
Title: Marbling on Paper Using Oil Paints.

  • Publisher: Petaluma, CA: Search Press, 1993.
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Description:

Author: Cockerell, D.
Title: Marbling Paper.

  • Publisher: Cambridge: Russell Bookcraft, n.d.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Printed by Helfers Printers, LTD and contains two samples.

Author: Cockerell, D. and Sons.
Title: Letchworth Marbled Papers.

  • Publisher: Letchworth, Hertfordshire: D. Cockerell & Sons, 1927.
  • Pages: 38 pages
  • Description:

Author: Cockerell, Sydney.
Title: Marbling Paper: Bookbinding as a School Subject.

  • Publisher: 3rd ed. Hitchin, England: G.W. Russel & Sons, n.d.
  • Pages: 16 pages
  • Description:

Author: Cohen, Claudia.
Title: Paste Papers — Specimens.

  • Publisher: Easthampton, MA: self-published, 1999.
  • Pages: 47 pages
  • Description:

Author: Cohen, Daniel and Paula Cohen.
Title: Marbling on Fabric.

  • Publisher: Loveland, CO: Interweave Press, 1990.
  • Pages: 94 pages
  • Description:

Author: Doizy, Marie-Ange and Stephane Ipert.
Title: Papier Marbre: son Histoire et sa Fabrication.

  • Publisher: Argenton-sur-Creuse: Technorama Publishing, 1985.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Doizy, Marie-Ange.
Title: De la Dominoterie à la Marbrure.

  • Publisher: Paris: Éditions, 1996.
  • Pages:
  • Description: In French. Includes many examples of contemporary creations with colored examples and directions. Extensive bibliography with historical references.

Author: Easton, Phoebe Jane.
Title: Marbling: A History and a Bibliography.

  • Publisher: Los Angeles: Dawson’s Bookshop, 1983.
  • Pages: 190 pages
  • Description:

Author: Fichtenberg, M (Wolfe, Richard J. ed.).
Title: New and Complete Manual on the Making of Fancy Papers by M. Fichtenberg.

  • Publisher: New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2010.
  • Pages: 242 pages
  • Description: New and Complete Manual on the Making of Fancy Papers was originally written in French by M. Fichtenberg in 1852. Richard Wolfe has translated the book into English and added a new preface. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Fletcher, Rob and Jacky Fletcher.
Title: The Magic of Marbling.

  • Publisher: Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1995.
  • Pages: 47 pages
  • Description:

Author: Fox, Polly.
Title: Marbling on Fabric.

  • Publisher: Taos, NM: Fresh Ink Press, 1990.
  • Pages: 40 pages
  • Description:

Author: Fraser, James H.
Title: The Paste Papers of Golden Hind Press.

  • Publisher: Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Library: Tideline Press, 1983.
  • Pages: 17 pages
  • Description:

Author: Frigge, Karli.
Title: Marmeren Op Papier.

  • Publisher: Cantecleer, 1982.
  • Pages: 47 pages
  • Description: Stiff wrappers, color illustrations. Part of a series of craft books. (Dit is een uitgave in de series Werken en spelen.) Practical craft book, not an academic study, although various historical patterns are labeled.

Author: Frigge, Karli.
Title: Sample Book of the Fancy Paper Factory Aschaffenburg.

  • Publisher: Buren, Netherlands: Frits Knuf, 1993.
  • Pages: 26 pages
  • Description: Samples of 89 decorated papers that were produced by the Aschaffenburg factory in Germany from 1810 through 1968.

Author: Golden, Alisa.
Title: Painted Paper: Techniques and Projects for Handmade Books and Cards.

  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009.
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Description:

Author: Grünebaum, Gabriele.
Title: Techniques for Marbleizing Paper.

  • Publisher: New York: Dover, 1992.
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Description: Kindle edition 2012.

Author: Grünebaum, Gabriele.
Title: How to Marbleize Paper.

  • Publisher: New York: Dover, 1984.
  • Pages: 31 pages
  • Description:

Author: Guhin, Paula.
Title: Creating Decorative Paper.

  • Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2011.
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Description:

Author: Guyot, Don (Introduction, Glossary and Bibliography).
Title: American Decorative Papermakers: The Works and Specimens of Twelve Craft Artists.

  • Publisher: Mattapoisett, MA: Busyhaus Publications, 1983.
  • Pages: 65 pages
  • Description: Essays and sample papers from Don Guyot, Faith Harrison, Iris Nevins, Kay Radcliffe, Sage Reynolds and Colman Rutkin, Donna Seim, Peggy Skycraft, Pamela Smith, Jim and Pamela Talin, and Christopher Weimann. Includes technical notes and resources.

Author: Guyot, Don.
Title: Suminagashi: An Introduction to Japanese Marbling.

  • Publisher: Seattle: The Brass Galley Press, 1988.
  • Pages: 22 pages
  • Description:

Author: Haemmerie, Albert.
Title: Buntpapier Herkommen Geschichte Techniken Beziehungen zur Kunst.

  • Publisher: München: Verlag Georg D. W. Callwey, 1961.
  • Pages: 251 pages
  • Description:

Author: Halfer, Josef.
Title: The Progress of the Marbling Art.

  • Publisher: Buffalo, NY: Louis Kinder, 1883 (Facsimile edition: Taos, NM: Fresh Ink Press, 1989).
  • Pages: 243 pages
  • Description:

Author: Heijbroek, J. F. and T. C. Greven.
Title: Sierpapier, Marmer-, Brocaat- en Sitspapier in Nederland.

  • Publisher: Amsterdam: De Buitenkant, 1994.
  • Pages: 158 pages
  • Description: In Dutch.

Author: Herring, Ann.
Title: The World of Chiyogami: Hand-printed Patterned Papers of Japan.

  • Publisher: Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1987.
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Description: Traditional and modern chiyogami decorative Japanese paper organized by time period. Color and back and white plates.

Author: Hollander, Annette.
Title: Decorative Paper & Fabrics.

  • Publisher: New York: Van Nostrand, 1971.
  • Pages: 119 pages
  • Description:

Author: Hughes, Sukey.
Title: Washi.

  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc., 1978.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Section on Suminagashi

Author: Issett, Ruth.
Title: Glorious Papers: Techniques for Applying Colour to Paper.

  • Publisher: London: B T Batsford Ltd., 2001.
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Description: Different techniques for decorating the surface of paper. Many of these techniques are appropriate for endpapers.

Author: Kantrowitz, Morris.
Title: The Process of Marbling Paper.

  • Publisher: Washington: GPO-PIA Joint Research Bulletin, Bindery Series No. 1, 1948.
  • Pages: 10 pages
  • Description:

Author: Kneisl, Susanne, Margrit Boppart, and Suzanne Felchlin.
Title: Marbled Papers.

  • Publisher: Zurich: [The authors], 1989.
  • Pages: 65 unnumbered leaves
  • Description: Issued in slipcase. Guard sheets interleaved. Some leaves contain mounted plates.

Author: Krause, Susanne and Claire Bolton.
Title: Paste Paper = Kleisterpapier.

  • Publisher: Marcham: Alembic Press, 2002.
  • Pages: 59 pages
  • Description: In German and English from a craftsman’s point of view. Explanations and techniques with attached samples. Limited edition (120 copies) with paste paper cover and dust jacket.

Author: Loring, Rosamond edited by Hope Mayo.
Title: Decorated Book Papers: Being an Account of the Design and Fashions.

  • Publisher: 4th ed. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, 2007.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Additional preface in 4th ed. by Hope Mayo and an essay by Hope Mayo in Introduction as well as an added bibliography titled "Editions Bound in Paste Papers by Rosamond B. Loring: A Preliminary Checklist." Includes 87 color plates.

Author: Loring, Rosamond.
Title: Decorated Book Papers: Being an Account of the Design and Fashions.

  • Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard College, 1942 (2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1952 3rd ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, University Press, 1973.
  • Pages: 171 pages
  • Description: Introduction includes essays by Dard Hunter, Walter Merit Whitehall and Veronica Ruzicka. A history of marbled, paste and 19th century end-papers. Appendices include Loring’s recipes and methods. Also includes a list of early markers of decorated papers and the cities where they worked. 16 half-tone plates of historic examples.

Author: Loring, Rosamond.
Title: "Marbled Papers: An Address Delivered before the Members of the Club of Odd Volumes, November 16, 1932."

  • Publisher: Boston: The Club of Odd Volumes, 1933.
  • Pages: 22 pages
  • Description:

Author: Loring, Rosamond.
Title: Marbled and Paste Papers: Rosamond Loring’s Recipe Book.

  • Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library/Harvard College Library, 2007.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Introduction by Hope Mayo and essay by Sidney Berger. A facsimile reproduction of notes that Loring wrote from tutoring she received from Charles V. Safland.

Author: Maflin, Andrea.
Title: Decorative Paper: Projects, Techniques, Pull-out Designs.

  • Publisher:
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Marks, P.J.M.
Title: Treasures in Focus: Decorated Papers.

  • Publisher: London: British Library Publishing Division, 2007.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Maurer-Mathison, Diane.
Title: The Art of Making Paste Papers.

  • Publisher: New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Maurer-Mathison, Diane.
Title: The Ultimate Marbling Handbook: A Guide to Basic and Advanced Techniques for Marbling Paper and Fabric.

  • Publisher: New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999.
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Description: Colored pictures and how to move the comb, rake or stylus with arrows to reproduce the pattern.

Author: Maurer-Mathison, Diane.
Title: Decorative Paper.

  • Publisher: New York: BDD Illustrated Books, 1993.
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Description:

Author: Maurer, Diane Philippoff and Paul Maurer.
Title: An Introduction to Carrageenan and Watercolor Marbling.

  • Publisher: Spring Mills, PA, 1984.
  • Pages:
  • Description: pamphlet

Author: Maurer, Diane Vogel with Paul Maurer.
Title: Marbling: A Complete Guide to Creating Beautiful Patterned Papers and Fabrics.

  • Publisher: New York: Crescent Books, 1991.
  • Pages: 119 pages
  • Description: Colored pictures with pattern-making directions.

Author: Maurer, Diane.
Title: Making Paste Paper.

  • Publisher: Self-published: 1992.
  • Pages:
  • Description: 3 x 4 hand-bound accordion with paste paper covering and tipped-in paste paper samples.

Author: McKay, Barry (ed.).
Title: Marbling Methods and Receipts: from Four Centuries with other Instructions Useful to Bookbinders.

  • Publisher: Oxford: The Plough Press/ New Castle, DE, 1990.
  • Pages: 85 pages
  • Description: First edition, limited to 500 copies. Typeset in Adobe Garamond, printed on acid-free Zerkall mouldmade paper, and bound by the Fine Bindery. A collection of six practical instructions on marbling paper, together with a number of recipes for bookbinders, drawn together from European literature written over four centuries. Two of the pieces are translated into English for the first time whilst the remainder are reprinted from rare or uncommon English sources. The texts are preceded by a short introduction by Barry McKay. Contains 18 original samples of marbled paper created especially for this work by Sarah Amatt, Geert van Daal, Katherine Davis, Karli Frigge, Don Guyot, Iris Nevins and Nedim Sönmez. The colored frontispiece reproduces a sample leaf of Halfer marbling. From Oak Knoll.

Author: McKitterick, David.
Title: A New Specimen Book of Curwen Pattern Papers.

  • Publisher: Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Whittington Press, 1987.
  • Pages: 105 pages
  • Description: With 32 tipped-in specimens of Curwen Pattern papers by various artists, and eight colour and monochrome plates. Copy 198 of 335 quarter-bound in green buckram and Curwen Pattern Paper (by Claud Lovat Fraser) over boards, gilt title to spine, in a dark green paper-covered slipcase. A comprehensive survey of the Curwen papers and a generous set of specimens, four of which were reprinted from the original blocks by the Senecio Press for this book. Artists include Edward Bawden, Harry Carter, Enid Marx, Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Graham Sutherland and ten others. From Abe Books

Author: McNeill, Suzanne.
Title: Gelli Printing: Printing without a Press on Paper and Fabric.

  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, 2014.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Medeiros, Wendy Addison.
Title: Marbling Techniques: How to Create Traditional and Contemporary Designs on Paper and Fabric.

  • Publisher: New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994.
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Description: Colored pictures that accompanying the directions for making patterns include pictures of the tray.

Author: Miura, Einen.
Title: The Art of Marbled Paper: Marbled Patterns and How to Make Them.

  • Publisher: Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1991.
  • Pages: 153 pages
  • Description:

Author: Morris, Henry.
Title: Roller-printed Paste Papers for Bookbinding.

  • Publisher: North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1975.
  • Pages: 57 pages
  • Description:

Author: Morris, Henry.
Title: "The World’s Worst Marbled Papers: Being a collection of ten contemporary San Serriffean marbled papers showing the lowest level of technique, the worst combinations of colors, and the most inferior execution known since the dawn of the art of marbling."

  • Publisher: North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1978.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Limited edition of 400 copies.

Author: Nevins, Iris.
Title: Varieties of Spanish Marbling: A Handbook of Practical Instruction with Twelve Original Marbled Samples.

  • Publisher: Newtown, PA: Bird and Bull Press, 1991.
  • Pages: 79 pages
  • Description:

Author: Nevins, Iris.
Title: Fabric Marbling.

  • Publisher: Sussex, NJ: self-published, 1989.
  • Pages: 35 pages
  • Description:

Author: Nevins, Iris.
Title: 105 Helpful Hints for the Marbler.

  • Publisher: Sussex, NJ: self-published, 1990.
  • Pages: 25 pages
  • Description:

Author: Nevins, Iris.
Title: Traditional Marbling.

  • Publisher: Sussex, NJ: self-published, 1986.
  • Pages:
  • Description: "Also published by Alembic Press, 1985.

Author: Pezzati, Sofia.
Title: Carta Decorata: Storia e techniche artigianali (Decorated Paper: History and Technique).

  • Publisher: ed. bilingual (Italian/English) Firenze: EDIFIR, 2004.
  • Pages: 79 pages
  • Description:

Author: Quilici, Piccarda.
Title: Carte Decorate nella Legatoria del ‘700 dalle Raccolte della Biblioteca Casanatense.

  • Publisher: Rome: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1989.
  • Pages: 281 pages
  • Description:

Author: Reese, Jane H.
Title: Making Your Own Marbled and Decorated Papers.

  • Publisher: Cincinnati: North Light Books, 1996.
  • Pages: 77 pagea
  • Description:

Author: Rougier,Vincent and Martine Girard.
Title: "Marbling on Paper, Fabrics and Objects"

  • Publisher: London: Aurum, 1996.
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • Description: A title in the Crafty Hands Collection. Translated from the french, Tout décor a la cuve.

Author: Rubovits, Norma.
Title: Marbled Vignettes.

  • Publisher: Los Angeles: Dawson’s Bookshop, 1992.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Printed letterpress by Patrick Reagh. The binding is designed by Norma Rubovits and bound by Ann Repp. The type is Monotype Bembo and the paper is Arches Text Wove. Regular edition of 100, 35 copies contained in a box with 5 matted examples of marbled vignettes.

Author: Schleicher, Patty and Mimi Schleicher.
Title: Marbled Designs: A Complete Guide to Fifty-Five Elegant Patterns.

  • Publisher: New York: Lark Books, 1993.
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Description: Large color plates accompany each pattern.

Author: Schleicher, Patty and Mimi Schleicher.
Title: Experience the Magic of Marbling: Marbling Secrets and Recipes.

  • Publisher: Asheville, NC: Ironwood Productions, 1994.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Video demonstration of marbling.

Author: Schleicher, Patty.
Title: Oil Color Marbling.

  • Publisher: Weaverville, NC: self-published, 1984.
  • Pages: 8 pages
  • Description:

Author: Schmoller, Hans and Tanya Schmoller.
Title: Remomdini and Rizzi, A Chapter in Italian Decorated Paper History.

  • Publisher: New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1990.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Limited to 215 numbered copies (Berger B36). Set in Perpetua and printed letterpress on Johannot mould-made paper by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Italian block-printed papers were the start of the collection of decorated papers that Tanya Schmoller, and her husband Hans, gathered for over twenty years. The use of woodblocks to transfer designs to cloth and paper can be traced back in Europe to the fourteenth century. In the region of what is now Italy, there were several firms supplying these colorful papers, the most prominent being the firm of Remondini which was established in 1650. This work traces the history of the Remondini enterprise and also that of Giuseppe Rizzi who took over the Remondini woodblocks after 1861. It examines the sales techniques and production methods of these two firms and contains actual specimens of Rizzi decorated paper. Today such samples are rarely found and they are usually very expensive. The illustrations include a three-color facsimile of a Remondini woodblock and a fold-out reproduction of a decree authorizing the sale of gilt paper. There are also four pages of genuine Rizzi paper samples. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Schmoller, Hans, and Tanya Schmoller and Henry Morris.
Title: Chinese Decorated Papers, Chinoiserie for Three.

  • Publisher: Newtown, PA: Bird and Bull Press, 1987.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Hans and Tanya Schmoller found a cache of Chinese tea chest (or tinsel) paper in England that had been in storage for fifty years. This very colorful paper is no longer being manufactured. The book reprints much of the correspondence between Morris and Schmoller on the production of this book that occurred before Schmoller's death. His wife Tanya took the notes that he had written and produced the essay on the paper which follows the correspondence. The samples (mostly 6 x 8.5 inches) are the best of the large lot and have been treated by Morris to prevent further oxidation or degradation. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Shannon, Faith.
Title: The Art and Craft of Paper.

  • Publisher: London: Mitchell Beazley, 1992.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Sinclair, Hugh.
Title: The Whole Process of Marbling Paper and Book-Edges.

  • Publisher: London, 1820.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Sonmez, Nedim and Yvonne Jackle-Sonmez.
Title: Ebru Turkish Marbled Paper.

  • Publisher: Tubingen, Germany: Verlag Jackle-Sonmez, 1987.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Stone, Solveig.
Title: Decorative Marbling.

  • Publisher: London: Chancellor Pres, 1996.
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Description: Marbling on paper and fabric

Author: Su, Yijian.
Title: Wen Fang Si Pu.

  • Publisher: 2008
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Sumner, James and Richard J. Wolfe.
Title: The Mysterious Marbler.

  • Publisher: 3rd ed. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2009.
  • Pages: 131 pages
  • Description: Limited to 300 copies, reprinted from the scarce Bird & Bull private press edition of 1976. This printing of James Sumner's 1854 marbling manual includes a new preface by Richard J. Wolfe. A further note on the English marbling tradition has been added, along with thirteen tipped-in original examples of marbled papers by Wolfe. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Sumner, James.
Title: The Mysterious Marbler.

  • Publisher: North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1976 (first published in 1854, reprinted 1976 with additional content).
  • Pages: 68 pages
  • Description:

Author: Sutter, Sem.
Title: Wrapped in Color: A Survey of Paste Paper Bookbindings.

  • Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Department of Special Collections, 1994.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Taylor, Carol with Patty Schleicher, Mimi Schleicher and Laura Sims.
Title: Marbling Paper and Fabric.

  • Publisher: New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 1991.
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Description: Gives diagrams for 15 patterns.

Author: Thrift, Tim.
Title: Modern Methods in Marbling Paper.

  • Publisher: Winchester, MA: The Lucky Dog Press, 1945.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Includes seven tipped in marbled paper samples with two additional styles of marbled paper as endpapers and a third on the cover.

Author: Van Breugel, Eva Clifford Kocq, Jan G.M.E. Janssen, and Ruth E. Adomeit.
Title: Marbled Papers.

  • Publisher: Maastricht: Jan G.M.E. Jannsen, 1990.
  • Pages: 12 leaves
  • Description: Handbound by Jan G.M.E. Janssen ... 40 copies ... -- Colophon. Consists entirely of mounted samples and mounted ms. colophon.

Author: Victoria and Albert Museum.
Title: Victoria and Albert Colour Books: Decorative Endpapers.

  • Publisher: Exeter: Webb & Bower in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Wakeman, Geoffrey.
Title: English Marbled Papers: A Documentary History.

  • Publisher: Loughborough, Leicestershire: Plough Press, 1978.
  • Pages: 27 pages
  • Description: Limited edition of 112 copies. Besides the historical review of the art of marbling, the book contains a bibliography. Beautifully produced by Wakeman at his Plough Press. With 26 mounted specimens of marbled paper, two from the 19th century, and the rest modern papers recreating historical patterns and executed by such 20th century marblers as Cockerell, Mitchell, Wolfe, Stone and others. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Weimann, Christopher and Susan Patron.
Title: Marbled Papers: Being a collection of twenty-two contemporary hand-marbled papers, showing a variety of patterns and special techniques.

  • Publisher: Los Angeles: Dawson’s Bookshop, 1978.
  • Pages: 63 pages
  • Description:

Author: Weimann, Christopher.
Title: Marbling in Miniature.

  • Publisher: Los Angeles: Dawson’s Bookshop, 1980.
  • Pages: 18 pages
  • Description:

Author: Weimann, Ingrid and Nedim Sonmez.
Title: Christopher Weiman (1946-1988): A Tribute.

  • Publisher: Tübingen, Gemany: Verlag Jackle-Sonmez, 1991.
  • Pages: 107 pages
  • Description:

Author: Weisse, Franz.
Title: The Art of Marbling.

  • Publisher: Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1980.
  • Pages: 79 pages
  • Description: Translated from German with samples by Richard Wolfe. Limited to 300 numbered copies. Originally published in 1940.

Author: Wolfe, Richard.
Title: Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques and Patterns.

  • Publisher: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1990.
  • Pages: 245 pages
  • Description: A thorough history of marbled papers with many colored plates.

Author: Wolfe, Richard.
Title: The Role of the Mann Family of Dedham, Massachusetts in the Marbling of Paper in Nineteenth Century America.

  • Publisher: Chestnut Hill, MA: Perspectives in Printing and Publishing, 1981.
  • Pages:
  • Description:

Author: Wolfe, Richard.
Title: On Improvements in Marbling the Edges of Books and Paper, A Nineteenth Century Marbling Account Explained and Illustrated with Fourteen Original Marbled Samples.

  • Publisher: Newtown, PA: Bird and Bull Press, 1983.
  • Pages: 64 pages plus tipped-in samples
  • Description: First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies (Heaney A37). Reprints the first American Treatise on Marbling, an account which appears in the April 1829 issue of the Journal of the Franklin Institute with additional text by Wolfe. Beautifully printed on handmade paper. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Wolfe, Richard.
Title: Three Early French Essays on Paper Marbling, 1642-1765.

  • Publisher: Newtown PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1987.
  • Pages: 106 pages
  • Description: Limited edition of 310 copies.

Author: Woods, Jennifer.
Title: How to Make Paste Papers.

  • Publisher: Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 1988.
  • Pages: 12 pages
  • Description:

Author: Woolnough, C.W.
Title: The Art of Marbling as Applied to Book Edges and Paper… with a brief notice of its recent application to textile fabrics.

  • Publisher: London: Alexander Heylin, 1853.
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Description:

Author: Woolnough, Charles.
Title: The Whole Art of Marbling.

  • Publisher: 3rd ed. London: George Bell & Sons, 1881.
  • Pages: 82 pages
  • Description:

Author: Woolnough, Charles.
Title: The Whole Art of Marbling.

  • Publisher: Oxford: The Plough Press, 1985.
  • Pages:
  • Description: Limited to only 150 copies. A reprint with an historical introduction of the second and last edition of this first practical marbling manual. This facsimile contains actual tipped in specimens of marbled paper which replicate the samples appearing in the original edition. Prospectus of forthcoming Plough Press books loosely inserted. Bookplate on inside front pastedown. From Oak Knoll.

Author: Yagi, Tokutaro.
Title: Suminagashi-zome.

  • Publisher: Woodside, CA: The Heyeck Press, 1991.
  • Pages:
  • Description: "First dedicated and printed in 1914. Translated and reprinted by Kyoto Muecke with wood engravings by Rik Olson and 12 marbled paper samples by Robin Heyeck, printed letterpress on handmade paper and bound in marbled silk.

Title: Decorated Paper Designs 1800 = Buntpapier Entwürfe: from the Koops-Marcus Collection.

  • Publisher: Amsterdam: Pepin Press, 1997.
  • Pages: 197 pages
  • Description: Short introductions to marbled, block-print, and bronze varnish and brocade in multiple languages with extensive, large color plates in each section. Other editions published in 1999 and 2006.

Title: Fancy Papers.

  • Publisher: Oxford: The Alembic Press, 2001
  • Pages:
  • Description: "Limited edition of 95 copies. “34 samples of the 1950s Sanderson range and their current replacement, together with a brief history of decorated papers. Set in 11 on 12pt Ehrhardt. 32 sheets sewn into boards. “ from Alembic Press

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