Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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marbled cloth

A book cloth patterned with variegated colors in imitation of marble. The cloth is colored by throwing on the colors in a manner similar to the "marbling" of leather, or by laying the cloth on the surface of the marbling size as in the marbling of paper. Marbled cloth was first introduced in about 1851 but went out of fashion before the turn of the century. (236 , 369 )




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