Patterns and Pigments in English Marbled Papers. An Account of the Origins, Sources and Documentary Literature to 1881.

Davis, Katharine (illus.)

(Oxford): The Plough Press, 1988. Octavo. 93pp. One of 160 copies. Contains eight samples of marbling from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as six contemporary interpretations by Katharine Davis. The text by Barry McKay gives a comprehensive account on various techniques of marbling including suminagashi, Chinese and Middle Eastern Marbling, the seventeeth century and John Evelyn, the eighteenth century and Robert Dossie, among several other sections. Fine in marbled boards backed in green cloth. Item #29329

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