quarter blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards
1976 · North Hills, PA
by Sumner, James
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1976. quarter blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Bird & Bull Press. 8vo. quarter blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards. 71 pages. First edition, one of about 250 numbered copies (Taylor A18). A reprint of this manual on marbling which first appeared in 1854. Marbling had been practiced as a "secret art" until the 1850s. This little manual supplemented an earlier manual by Charles Woolnough published in 1851. This particular copy displays the exlibris bookplates of E. Harold Hugo, who established the printing house Meriden Gravure Company, as well as the bookplate of his daughter, Nancy E Hugo. Also inserted is a marbled bookmark which is compliments of the Associates of the Swarthmore College Libraries.
(Inventory #: 120869)