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    Oak Knoll is pleased to offer a selection of works by the Dutch Marbler, bookbinder, and Book artist Karli Frigge. Operating out a small town in Holland,
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      Oak Knoll is pleased to offer a selection of works by the Dutch Marbler,
      bookbinder, and Book artist Karli Frigge. Operating out a small town in
      Holland, Frigge marries traditional craftsmanship with a unique sensibility
      and grace to create beautiful hand-bound books and individually marbled
      papers. Karli Frigge blurs the boundaries between art and book with her
      sophisticated, innovative marbling and bookbinding practices.

      73813 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. ALL OF KARLI FRIGGE'S SAMPLE BOOKS.
      Joppe, the Netherlands: K. Frigge, (2001), oblong 4to., leather spine with
      raised bands, marbled cloth-covered boards, sewn plastic slipcase. (90) pages.
      $ 1,200.00
      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
      on the cover is hand calligraphed by Evert van Dijk. Unusual binding,
      bound in Frigge's own method.

      See the image of the above book at: http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073813.jpg


      73846 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. MARBLE PAPERS IN BLACK AND WHITE. Joppe,
      Netherlands: Karli Frigge, n.d., 4to., folded, stiff paper wrapers with
      paper sample inset on cover. 3 leaves, 6 folded pages. $ 75.00
      This portfolio contains two abstract marbling experiments in black and
      white from Karli Frigge's book Alchemy & Marbling and six folded, marbled
      sheets with tigereye patterns in blue, grey, black, and white.

      See the image of the above book at: http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073846.jpg


      73848 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. MARBLE PAPERS IN COLOR. (Joppe,
      Netherlands): Karli Frigge, n.d., 4to., folded, stiff paper wrapers with
      paper sample inset on cover. 3 leaves, 6 folded pages.
      $ 75.00
      Karli Frigge assembled this portfolio which contains two mounted
      compositions, a marbled flower and a marbled landscape (from the book
      Landscapes) in addition to six sheets with tigereyes in different colors.

      See the image of the above book at: http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073848.jpg


      73819 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. MARBLED FLOWERS. Issued as Volume V of
      the series Decorated Papers. (Buren, Netherlands): Frits Knuf, (1990),
      oblong folio, leather spine, wooden boards, laced with parchment straps,
      cloth case. (26) pages with 5 additional color plates.
      $ 1,500.00
      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.

      See the image of the above book at: http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073819.jpg


      25704 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. MARBLED LANDSCAPES. Issued as Volume I
      of the series Decorated Papers. (Buren): Frits Knuf, (1988), oblong 8vo.,
      vellum spine stamped in gold, parchment-backed marbled paper covered
      boards, paper cover label. (12) pages, 12 plates with mounted marbled paper
      specimens, (4) pages.
      $ 540.00
      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.

      See the binding of the above book at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/025704.jpg
      See the interior of the above book at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/025704-2.jpg


      25706 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. MARBLED PLANTS. Issued as Volume II of
      the series Decorated Papers. Buren: Frits Knuf, (1988), tall 8vo., vellum
      spine stamped in gold, parchment-backed marbled paper covered boards, paper
      cover label. (7) pages, 6 plates with mounted marbled paper specimens, (4)
      pages.
      $ 310.00
      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.

      See the binding of the above book's binding at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/025706.jpg
      See the interior of the above book at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/025706-2.jpg

      73845 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli. SAMPLE BOOK OF THE FANCY PAPER FACTORY
      ASCHAFFENBURG. Issued as Volume I in Sample book series. (Joppe,
      Netherlands: Frits Knuf, 1993), narrow 8vo., cloth with paper sample inset
      on cover, slipcase. (xx), 26+(4) pages.
      $ 330.00
      Limited edition of 110 signed and numbered copies. Original samples of 90
      decorated papers on 26 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.

      See the binding of the above book at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073845.jpg
      See the interior of the above book at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073845-2.jpg

      73838 (Marbling) Frigge, Karli, text by Lietje van Hovell tot
      Westerflier. SAMPLE BOOK OF SEYMOUR. Issued as Volume II of the series
      Sample Books. (Joppe, The Netherlands: Knuf, Frits, 1993), narrow 4to.,
      cloth with paper sample inset on cover, slipcase. (xii), 11+(3) pages.
      $ 210.00
      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.

      See the image of the above book at: http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073838.jpg


      Special Edition

      73839 (Bookbinding) Frigge, Karli. LEATHER BOOKS, AN ILLUSTRATED
      HANDBOOK. (Joppe, Netherlands: K. Frigge, 1997), tall large 8vo.,
      limpwrap-around cowhide binding with raised bands, slipcase. 3-90, (2) pages.
      $ 475.00
      Limited to 415 copies, of which this is one of 45 special signed and
      numbered copies. These copies are printed on Kaschmir, a fine cotton
      paper from Gmund, and bound with a handcrafted wrap-around binding that
      illustrates one of the techniques explained in the book. Frigge describes
      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. Front free endpaper consists of a
      beautifully marbled sample by Frigge. The wrap-around binding is a special
      binding executed by Frigge based on techniques described in the text of the
      book.

      See the binding of the above book at:
      http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/073839.jpg


      53163 (Bookbinding) Frigge, Karli. LEATHER BOOKS, AN ILLUSTRATED
      HANDBOOK. (Joppe, Netherlands: K. Frigge, 1997), tall large 8vo., sewn,
      stiff paper wrappers. 3-90, (2) pages.
      $ 37.50
      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. ISBN 9080303054.

      See the image of the above book at: http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/053163.jpg

      If you would like to order any of these books please call us at
      302-328-7273 or e-mail us at oakknoll@... or visit our web site at
      http://www.oakknoll.com

      Sincerely,
      John Laird
      Director of Marketing

      Oak Knoll Books
      310 Delaware Street
      New Castle, DE 19720 USA
      Phone: 302-328-7232
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