Title The Principal Antique Patterns of Marbled Papers Made and Described by Anne Chambers with an Introduction by Bernard Middleton.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Burford, Oxfordshire: The Cygnet Press, 1984
Seller ID IY81514-9
LIMITED EDITION of 250 numbered copies, this is number 176, printed at Skelton's Press by Christopher Skelton, Eric Gill's nephew. Small 4to. 7 7/8 x 6 inches. Unpaginated.  pp. Half-title, title page printed in blue and black, Middleton's Introduction occupies the first 15 pages with bibliography, 14 tipped in paper samples; text with only a few small spots, else clean and unmarked. Light blue paper over boards, spine titled in black ink; binding square and tight, light toning to extremities, lacks the glassine jacket, front cover very lightly bowed. Very Good. Middleton's introduction is a brief history of paper in general, with an extended focus on British marblers from the seventeenth century to the present. 14 tipped-in marbled paper samples have Anne Chambers technical descriptions of how the effects are achieved printed opposite the samples.
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