3528Re: NYPL digital collection
- Mar 23, 2006Hi Katherine, Thanks for a very interesting collection of late 19th
and early 20thC bindings and endpapers. It takes forever to go
through all the examples. If anyone wants to see a few excellent
examples, I have noted "Les Chevalier des Touches" (Tiger Eye); "Au
Petit bonheur - comedie en un acte" (Figure 8 across a non pareil
pattern); "Estampes at livres"; "Francesco Cenci e la sua famiglia"-
(which shows a number of different styles of marbling in the
There are several beautiful examples of oil marbling as well as the
above combed patterns,( "Flingot") and some gorgeous stylus patterns
with added Spanish laying of the paper (Histoire de mes Betes).
If anyone has the time, it is worth looking at all the examples.
Happy computering, Joan Ajala
"F--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "katherine coddington"
> Being in Canada, I don't check out all the US sites, but a friend
> sent me a link to the New York Public Library Digital Collectionand
> suggested that the bindings in the Spencer Collection werebeautiful --
> interesting. There are some marbled papers that are just
> there is one Tiger's eye that is amazing (should be called God'seye).
> The specific link for that one is too complicated to post here,but
> go to the main page:topic=arts
> Scroll down to the "French 19th-Century Bindings in the Collection
> William A. Spencer" about half-way down the page: it is definately
> worth the browse.
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