Decorated Book Papers. Being an Account of their Designs and Fashions. Edited by Hope Mayo.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Library, 1973,

Third Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. (xxxvi), 171 pp., followed by 16 plates. Harvard College Library, Item #31198

Decorated Book Papers, first published in 1942, remains one of the standard works on its subject. In it, Rosamond Loring, collector and maker of decorated papers, explores the history and use of decorated papers in the book arts: the early history of endpapers and marbling, marbled endpapers, printed endpapers, Dutch gilt or Dutch flowered papers, paste end-papers, nineteenth-century endpapers, publishers' endpapers, and pictorial endpapers. Appendices are devoted to the art of marbling, the preparation of paste papers, and a listing of some early makers of decorated paper. The present edition reprints Loring's text, unchanged from the first and second editions, and the memoirs of Loring by Walter Muir Whitehill, Dard Hunter, and Veronica Ruzicka, first published in the second edition (1952). Dust jacket price clipped, else a fine, clean copy.

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