Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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green porphyry marble

A cover marble executed by sprinkling green in very fine drops, allowing the color to spread and dry between sprinklings. To form a more elegant vein the cover is first sprinkled with weak black followed by the green and, when this is dry, by a fine red. (152 )

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