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Re: [Marbling] Re: Halfer and Woolnough

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  • irisnevins
    Nothingterribly obscure in these books, mainly your typical Combed ones, stone....I really need to dig out the books to find out for sure. Not much time at all
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 31, 2012
      Nothingterribly obscure in these books, mainly your typical Combed ones, stone....I really need to dig out the books to find out for sure. Not much time at all today will try this week.
      Iris Nevins
      www.marblingpaper.com


      On 01/31/12, anthonianthonianthoni<anthonianthonianthoni@...> wrote:

      Staying with Halfer, what patterns does he discuss?



      --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, irisnevins <irisnevins@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for all this Jake!
      > I will have to dig out my Woolnough at some point and see what patterns listed. Nothing very rare besides the obscure British and Drag patterns, which are boring to most, but the most obsessive compulsive marbling fanatics!
      >
      > Iris Nevins
      > www.marblingpaper.com
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      >
      > On 01/30/12, jemiljan<jemiljan@...> wrote:
      >
      > One more while I'm at it: a brief article "The Art of Marbling" by Charles Woolnough, published in the Journal of the Society of Arts, Jan. 25th 1878, pp. 154-57.
      >
      > http://books.google.com/books?id=U7ZJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA154&dq=%22Charles+woolnough%22+%22art+of+marbling%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BPQmT93yC4fx0gHtmbH7CA&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Charles%20woolnough%22%20%22art%20of%20marbling%22&f=false
      >
      > Enjoy!
      >
      > Jake
      >
      >
      > --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "jemiljan" <jemiljan@> wrote:
      > >
      > > One more thing: the German e-book edition has digitized some of the tip-ins in color, though the colors seem overly saturated. Just now I found one more image from the American edition, which I uploaded to the relevant photo album:
      > >
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marbling/photos/album/922092845/pic/list?mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc
      > >
      > > Enjoy!
      > >
      > > Jake Benson
      > >
      > > --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "jemiljan" <jemiljan@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Dear Anthony,
      > > >
      > > > The English translation of Halfer was first published by the German master binder Louis Kinder, who at the time was working for Elbert Hubbard at the Roycroft Press in East Aurora, NY. The translation was by Hermann Dieck of Philadelphia. I think that all of the subsequent English-language editions have used Dieck's translation. A fairly cheap black-and-white photo reproduction was produced by Garland Publishers with a new introduction by Victoria Dailey in 1990. It was also republished by the Fresh Ink Press (the publishers of Ink & Gall) in 1989 with an introduction by the late Phoebe Jane Easton and tipped-in samples by Polly Fox(?). The Garland edition is pretty easy to find, as many libraries (in the US, at least) have the entire series of Garland reprint series devoted to historical publishing and book production.
      > > >
      > > > http://www.worldcat.org/title/progress-of-the-marbling-art/oclc/21294383/editions?editionsView=true&referer=br
      > > >
      > > > One small note on the translation: the measurements and proportions were arbitrarily converted from Metric to English, and it's not terribly consistent. It seems to me that instead bothering to calculate the exact equivalent of a liter or a kilo, they simply substituted "quart" and "pound". The recipes provided in the original German are therefore much more precise and what Halfer himself actually used. I don't believe that any of the later English editions have corrected this problem.
      > > >
      > > > Since the English text was first published in 1893 and no longer subject to copyright, it is surprising that the book hasn't been made freely available, but I suspect that it will be made available soon through Google, Archive.org, Project Gutenberg, or Hathi Trust. A few years ago, I did find the German edition on the German version of Google, which I uploaded to the folder "Historical Marbling Accounts" on the files section of the Marbling group website (you must be logged on to Yahoo to view these files):
      > > >
      > > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marbling/files/Historical%20Marbling%20Accounts/
      > > >
      > > > The Hathi Trust has also provided a public copy of the German original here:
      > > >
      > > > http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433066378997
      > > >
      > > > I hope you find this to be of some help.
      > > >
      > > > Best regards,
      > > >
      > > > Jake Benson
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "anthonianthonianthoni" <anthonianthonianthoni@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Dear Iris:
      > > > >
      > > > > What are the patterns that woolnough mentions in his book?
      > > > >
      > > > > ***
      > > > >
      > > > > as for halfer, this is all that Oak knoll has....
      > > > >
      > > > > http://www.oakknoll.com/detail.php?d_booknr=79990&d_currency=
      > > > >
      > > > > Regards:
      > > > > Anthony
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
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