Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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marbled leather

The leather covers of a book which have been decorated with veined or mottled colors in an effort to imitate marble. Unlike the technique used in edge and paper marbling, leather marbles are produced by sprinkling or throwing the marbling water and colors directly onto the paste-washed and glaired leather. See the following examples: COMMON MARBLE ;GREEN AGATE MARBLE ;GREEN PORPHYRY MARBLE ;LEVANT MARBLE ;PORPHYRY VEIN MARBLE ;

PURPLE MARBLE ;RED MARBLE ;RED PORPHYRY MARBLE ;ROCK MARBLE ;STONE MARBLE . See also: TREE CALF .




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