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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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