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Thirty-Four Marbled Papers.

Hancock, ME: 1993. Quarto. (4), (34)ff. One of seven copies, signed by Gray Parrot. This is the first book of marbled paper samples created by Parrot, with 34 tipped-in examples of papers made over the course of five years, including one full sheet. According to the preface in Some Marbled Papers, Parrot first became fascinated with bindings and marbled paper while working at Harvard’s Houghton Library as an undergraduate. He became one of the foremost practitioners of this art form. Title page and colophon handsomely printed in gold and silver ink. Hand-bound by Parrot in tan marbled paper, backed in complimentary reddish-brown morocco, and gilt-stamped on the spine. Housed in raw silk folding case, which shows some sunning to the spine and lower edge. T.e.g. Item #29295

Price: $7,500.00

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