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The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper, Book Edges, etc.

Charles W. Woolnough (British)
London: G. Bell, 1881
Illustrated book
82 pp.; H: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchased with income from the Jacob S. Rogers Fund
Accession Number:
217.08 W881
Not on view
Perhaps the most important book on British marbling, "The Whole Art of Marbling" provides a detailed account of the methods and materials of the craft of marbling and gives instructions for making approximately thirty traditional and "modern" patterns. In addition, it instructs the reader how to use the completed marbled papers in home decoration and how to marble on cloth.

Illustrated: pp. 48–49, progressive stages of Spanish marbling

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