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Three early French essays on paper marbling, 1642-1765 / with an introduction and thirteen original marbled samples by Richard J. Wolfe.

  • Wolfe, Richard J. 1928-2017
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Newtown [Pa.] : Bird & Bull Press, 1987.

Physical description

106 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, 13 color samples ; 26 cm


"310 copies of this book have been printed ... " (colophon)
Title on spine label: Three essays on marbling
"Translations by Richard J. Wolfe" (p. [5])
Marbled samples and 2 ill. are mounted
Copy 1 Supplier/Donor: Akers Note: Private press collection. Copy no. 176. Prospectus and ill. bifolium addressed to Bird & Bull Press standing order subscribers, 1987 ("From Akers to Zoller ... ") inserted


No. 1. For the making of marbled paper, called Turkish paper (Unpublished manuscript, Lyon, circa 1642).--No. 2. The best method of making marbled paper (Published in the Journal Oeconomique, 1758).--No. 3. The marbler of paper (Published in the Diderot-D'Alembert Encyclopédie, 1765).


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