paste papers ( starch papers )
Decorative endpapers and cover papers produced by
pressing or sliding objects into a wet paste or
starch mixture that has been spread on the paper.
When dry the paper is then glazed. The paste is
usually colored with poster paints, dyes, colored
inks, or the like, worked into the thinned paste.
Paste papers, which were one of the earliest forms
of decorative papers, were used for both cover
papers and endpapers from the 16th through the
18th centuries, and are still used to some extent
today. (133 , 217 )
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