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    Hi We thought you might like to know about an incredible new book on marbling that has just been printed. And while we are at it, here is a list of other books
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      Hi
      We thought you might like to know about an incredible new book on marbling
      that has just been printed. And while we are at it, here is a list of other
      books on the subject for your amusement. See images of most of them using
      the following link to our web site.
      Bob Fleck

      Marbling Books at
      <http://www.oakknoll.com/results.php?s_Catnr=874&s_ShowPics=1>

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      KARLI FRIGGE'S LIFE IN MARBLING.
      By Berger, Sidney E.
      First edition, limited to only 140 numbered copies printed by hand in
      Garamond by Henry Morris. Karli Frigge (born in 1943) is an internationally
      recognized leader in marbling. Since 1964, she has dedicated her life to
      the art of marbling and bookbinding. Her work is truly original, often
      combining marbling with calligraphic elements. She excells in multiple
      marblings of utmost delicacy and transparency. Much of the text of this
      book is taken from Frigge's correspondences and her own books. This volume
      includes 18 large marbled specimens.
      2004, cloth, slipcase, small 4to. 78 pages.
      Order No. 078040, Price: $325.00
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      MARBLED LANDSCAPES.
      By Frigge, Karli.
      First edition, limited to 99 numbered copies signed by the author. "This is
      a booklet with delicate little landscapes, shaped by the troubles of
      everyday life." Introduction by Frigge printed in English and Dutch, in
      black and sepia-colored ink. Willem de Valk is responsible for the lay-out
      and the capitals of the title page. The English translation is by Mies
      Polak-Greve. With twelve tipped in marble papers, their artful and organic
      compositions evoke an array of landscapes and times of day.
      (1988), vellum spine stamped in gold, parchment-backed marbled paper
      covered boards, paper cover label., oblong 8vo. (12) pages, 12 plates with
      mounted marbled paper specimens, (4) pages.
      Order No. 025704, Price: $540.00

      MARBLED PLANTS.
      By Frigge, Karli.
      First edition, limited to 55 numbered copies signed by the author.
      Introduction by Frigge printed in English and Dutch, in grey and
      sepia-colored ink. Willem de Valk is responsible for the layout and the
      capitals of the title page. The English translation is by Mies Polak-Greve.
      The elegant marbled paper examples in this book are reminiscent of pressed
      leaves; they are inspired by the artist's conception of different plants.
      (1988), vellum spine stamped in gold, parchment-backed marbled paper
      covered boards, paper cover label., tall 8vo. (7) pages, 6 plates with
      mounted marbled paper specimens, (4) pages.
      Order No. 025706, Price: $310.00

      LEATHER BOOKS, AN ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK.
      By Frigge, Karli.
      Limited to 415 copies, including 370 in this binding. In this illustrated
      handbook expert bookbinder Karli Frigge explains two methods of binding in
      leather based on sewing the gatherings onto leather thongs, which are in
      turn drawn through boards. With 75 drawings; "intended for advanced
      bookbinders." Some of the processes illustrated (making a headcap, backing
      a spine, making a hollow, sewing, gluing) are more widely applicable in
      binding.
      1997), sewn, stiff paper wrappers., tall large 8vo. 3-90, (2) pages.
      Order No. 053163, Price: $37.50

      ALL OF KARLI FRIGGE'S SAMPLE BOOKS.
      By Frigge, Karli.
      Limited Edition. Complete collection of marbling artist Karli Frigge's
      sample cards, this book serves as a chart of her creative development and
      experimentation. Contains 349 tipped-in samples of exquisite marbled
      papers. She writes in the colophon: "The sample cards were returned to me
      by bookbinders, picture framers, box makers, schoolteachers and
      daydreamers. To retrieve some of the cards, I had to trade some sheets of
      marbled paper, for some I had to pay good money, and some cards were
      acquired with sheer black magic. Therefor, there are a few copies only."
      Introduction by Sidney Berger, a paper historian and collector. The title
      calligraphy on the cover was done by hand by Evert van Dijk. Unusual
      binding, bound in Frigge's own method.
      (2001), leather spine with raised bands, marbled cloth-covered boards, sewn
      plastic slipcase, oblong 4to. (90) pages.
      Order No. 073813, Price: $1,200.00

      MARBLED FLOWERS.
      By Frigge, Karli.
      Edition limited to fifty-five signed and numbered copies. Includes five
      matted marbled papers. The Dutch artist creates abstract flowers composed
      of rich, luminous patterns of color. They are made by marbling each sheet
      eight or nine times over again. Also includes an essay, in both Dutch and
      English, where she describes her inspirations and working process. Title
      calligraphy by Stan van der Weyer. The book is bound by the artist.
      (1990), leather spine, wooden boards, laced with parchment straps, cloth
      case, oblong folio (26) pages with 5 additional color plates.
      Order No. 073819, Price: $1,500.00

      SAMPLE BOOK OF SEYMOUR.
      By Frigge, Karli, text by Lietje van Hovell tot Westerflier.
      Printed in an edition limited to 75 numbered and signed copies. Realized by
      Karli Frigge, this is the second in a series of Sample books. Includes a
      history of Edward Seymour (1898-1979) and the Fancy Paper Company, London,
      written by Lietje van Hovell tot Westerflier. Paper was being made at that
      time by the bench process as well as by trough marbling, Seymour's first
      love. Seymour made his own colors after an old formula and polished the
      papers by hand with agate polishing stone, this enabled him to produce
      remarkable papers in traditional patterns. Marbling was often made a
      mystery by those who practiced it, being confined to separate areas to
      prevent others learning the techniques. About 1971, Edward Seymour "walked
      out of his shop, leaving his work as though he expected to return soon, and
      was not heard from again." The Fancy Paper Company was dissolved in 1975.
      With thirty-five color samples of trough marbles and bench paper, all from
      the collection of Tanya Schmoller. Accordion binding.
      1993), cloth with paper sample inset on cover, slipcase, narrow 4to. (xii),
      11+(3) pages.
      Order No. 073838, Price: $210.00

      SAMPLE BOOK OF THE FANCY PAPER FACTORY ASCHAFFENBURG.
      By Frigge, Karli.
      Limited edition of 110 signed and numbered copies. Original samples of 90
      decorated papers on twenty-six accordion-fold pages; they cover the 150
      year history of this fine paper factory in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Karli
      Frigge provides a history of the factory which began in 1811 and closed in
      1968. During this time it was Europe's largest factory for decorated,
      marbled and embossed papers. Frigge also describes their techniques and
      includes a brief bibliography. The samples show marbled papers, paste
      paper, roller-printed end-papers, heavily embossed and roller-embossed
      papers, and leather and wood imitation papers.
      1993), cloth with paper sample inset on cover, slipcase, narrow 8vo. (xx),
      26+(4) pages.
      Order No. 073845, Price: $330.00

      YEAR IN A MARBLER'S WORKSHOP, HARVESTING COLOUR.|A.
      By Muir, Ann.
      First edition, limited to 250 numbered and signed copies of which this is
      one of 25 special copies containing a unique ebru frontiespiece and a
      matched binding in a clamshell box.. A biographical memoir aranged
      chronologically around the months of the year. Each biographical passage is
      paired with a large fold-out marbled specimen. She begins her book in
      January as she starts a new year in her marbling workshop in St. Algar's
      Farmyard. As she leads us through the year she retraces her career, sharing
      the ups and downs of her fifteen years as a marbler. Each marbled sheet is
      9 inches tall and unfolds to 20 inches, an unusually large sheet to display
      the beautiful detail of each design. Included is an introduction by Barry
      McKay.
      (1999), half-bound in buckram with marbled paper boards, cloth slipcase,
      paper spine label., small 4to. 96 pages.
      Order No. 058948, Price: $650.00

      ART OF MARBLING.|THE.
      By Weisse, Franz.
      Limited to 300 numbered copies. This manual by Weisse, one of the great
      German marblers and teachers, was originally published in 1940. It is an
      excellent overall study of the craft and the most detailed and
      comprehensive work written on the fantasy type of marbling and includes a
      discussion of "overmarbling" paper. The bulk of the first edition was
      destroyed by Allied bombing and hence very difficult to find. Wolfe has
      provided an excellent introduction. Prospectus, which has a piece of
      marbled paper pasted on it, is loosely inserted
      1980, leather spine, marbled paper over boards., 4to. 79 pages and 14
      tipped-in specimen sheets.
      Order No. 042219, Price: $500.00

      MYSTERIOUS MARBLER WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND 11 ORIGINAL
      MARBLED SAMPLES BY RICHARD J. WOLFE.|THE.
      By Sumner, James.
      First edition, one of about 250 copies. (Taylor A18). A reprint of this
      manual on marbling which first appeared in 1854. Marbling had much been
      practiced as a "secret art" until the 1850's. This little manual
      supplemented an earlier manual by Charles Woolnough published in 1851.
      Presentation from Henry Morris on the colophon page.
      1976, quarter blue leather over marbled paper covered boards., 8vo. 71 pages.
      Order No. 023254, Price: $475.00

      BUNTPAPIER, HERKOMMEN, GESCHICHTE, TECHNIKEN, BEZIEHUNGEN ZUR KUNST.
      By Haemmerle, Albert.
      Issued on the 150th anniversary of this firm. The history of decorated and
      marbled paper with 155 illustrations and eighteen actual paper specimens
      tipped-in. Has a thirteen page bibliography of the subject done in triple
      column and descriptions of 664 examples of decorated paper. Jacket chipped.
      (1961), decorated boards, dust jacket., 4to. 251 pages.
      Order No. 016131, Price: $375.00

      AMERICAN DECORATIVE PAPERMAKERS, THE WORK & SPECIMENS OF TWELVE CRAFT ARTISTS.
      By
      First edition, one of the 200 numbered copies bound in half leather by the
      Harcourt Bindery. A study of marbling with an introduction by Don Guyot,
      essays and tipped-in specimens by ten marblers, technical notes, and a
      bibliography of the subject. Finely printed at the Naiman Press. Includes a
      woodegraving by Michael McCurdy.
      (1983), half leather over cloth., oblong 8vo. 65, (3) pages.
      Order No. 005313, Price: $300.00

      ON IMPROVEMENTS IN MARBLING THE EDGES OF BOOKS AND PAPER, A NINETEENTH
      CENTURY MARBLING ACCOUNT EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED WITH FOURTEEN ORIGINAL
      MARBLED SAMPLES.
      By Wolfe, Richard J.
      First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies. Reprints the first American
      Treatise on Marbling, an account which appears in the April, 1829 issue of
      the Journal of the Franklin Institute with additional text by Wolfe.
      Beautifully printed on handmade paper.
      1983, quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards, leather tips.,
      oblong 12mo. 64 pages followed by the tipped-in samples.
      Order No. 000462, Price: $250.00


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