New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 2010. Hardcover. 242pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] 1/4 green cloth with shiny marbled paper covered boards. New. Item #39382
From Oak Knoll Press- "New and Complete Manual on the Making of Fancy Papers documents the changes and innovations in French marbling, and describes the marbling and fancy paper trades of the mid-nineteenth century. It also provides technical details on the manufacture of these papers and is a key source for information that couldn't be found anywhere else at the time.
This manual describes many steps in the marbling process. It describes the methods of making colors and the preparation of the aluminum serving to give body to the colors including reds and violets, yellows, blues, and greens. It discusses the preparation of hide glue, paste, glue, glazing, polishers, workshops, troughs, papers that are quilted, papers exhibiting the grain of wood, granite papers, printing, varnishing, sealing wax, and a variety of other details. Four pages of color illustrations complete the book."