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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Antique Book Marbling and Decorative Papers

Crimson
 
Navy and Orange
 
Scarlet
 
Woodland Leaves, Soft Green on Cream
 
Trefoil Leaves on Gold
 
Wine, Gold, Indigo
 
A simple two-color marble in Peach and Light Green
 

Circus colors
 
Even solid black or white has underlying color; like this very Dark Green
 
Dark Olive; from a completely different copy of the same book linked above
 
Art Deco Feathers
 
 
Library of Congress logo, custom print
 
Kind of "William Morris" style, sprigs of tiny flowers, semiformal
  



Whimsical Victorian era Silhouette style Art
 

Dark Red
 
Gold abstract floral
 
Sage green floral
 
Tiny floral on Gold
 
 Sage green abstract floral
 
Slate floral
 
Gun metal gray marble
 
Semi-formal abstract leaves
 
Another interesting, very richly pigmented, dark color; Eggplant
 
 
Art Nouveau landscape / waterscape, with scroll, text
 
Granted, it's plain; but I like the earthiness of the natural pigments, Raw Sienna
 
Same book title as above, but a different edition; Burnt Umber
 
Khaki drab or dark olive
 
Bole, a very soft and dark shade of purple
 
Butter
 

Gypsy Caravan colors
 

Misty landscape with house and church
 
Oxblood
 
Semi-formal abstract design, Dark Purple
 
Jet Black
 
Rose
 
Teal
 
Neutral Gray
 
Abstract floral, Soft Green-gold, semi-formal
 
Sepia
 
Moss design in Gold on Cream
 
Intricate details on this faded endpaper
 

Landscape with Human figure, Turquoise on Cream
 
Burnt Sienna endpaper from a beautiful book about birds
 
Ashes of Roses
 
Dark Sage Green floral
 
A very formal, symmetrical design
 
A somewhat lighter shade of Oxblood
 
Peacock Green
 

Text Lettering
 
Dark Brown
 
Complex monotone floral
 
Hand-drawn Curly-cues
 

Gold, Rose, French Blue marble
 

Dark Red, Indigo, Cream
 
Medical motif

Faded Shell Pink
 
Simple floral with a soft patina
 
Charcoal, or Flat Black
 
Medium Olive Green
 


The endpapers of a c1905 book on English Constitutional Law, carries a catalog of more Law books.
 
Liver
 

Art Nouveau style front endpapers, signed by the artist, Norman Ault
 
This site doesn't allow copying, but check out the pictorial endpapers on this one (Little Tom of England, c1935).
 
Mauve
 



Fancy Map endpapers
 
Coffee
 

Chocolate, Russet, Green, Gold, Cream
 

Primary Colors
 
Antique White Calico
 
Russet
 

A unique variation in Red, Celadon, Light Orange, Cornflower Blue, and Ivory
 

Persian Blue, Aquamarine, White
 

Green and Gold
 
Semi-formal Leaf design in monotone Antique Beige
 

Art Nouveau Roses with Text
 
Mint Green Calico
 
Semi-formal Pine Green abstract floral

Faded Gold on Peach moss design
 
Green sprigs with a deep patina
 
Gold leafy floral
 
Semi-formal arrangement of Gold Peacock feathers.
 

A formal, Art Nouveau design of Persian influence
 
Early 19th century endpaper printed with a floral pattern incorporating a company logo.
 

Slate Blue, Royal Blue, Gold, and Red
 
Burgundy, Slate Blue, Turquoise, Ecru, and White
 

Sable, Mauve, Prussian Blue, Ecru
 
Teal Gingham Check geometric (German text)
 
Sable
 

Powder Blue, Red, Ecru
 

Shades of Blue and Red, with Ecru
 

Pictorial with Children and Castle
 

Art Nouveau Landscape, Tree and Boulders with Scroll, probably by Maxfield Parrish
 

Art Nouveau Pictorial with Castle and Storks
 

A Marble in subdued tones
 
Fantasy art Pictorial with Children wearing Bunny Suits, sitting amidst Toadstools
 

Elaborate Pictorial endpapers from an early copy of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
 
Endpaper from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illustrated by W. W. Denslow
 

The endpapers are the most colorful part of these 1919 & 1908 editions (other than the covers)
 

Fantasy Pictorial, Castles in the Air, Soft Blue and Gold
 

c1921 Pictorial, Native American theme
 
From the c1908 edition of Little Black Sambo, a banned book during the Civil Rights Movement
 
Pictorial of Child reading a Book
 
Swirls, from an Illustrated History of the Holy Land
 

Fans, from an Illustrated Commentary on the Book of Acts
 

Black and Ivory on Yellow background
 
An Abstract Pictorial of a Human Figure
 

Primary Colors on a Creamy neutral background
 

 
A pretty plaid, but I can't get it to upload here.
 

French language book of law, c1773
 
 
Nice illustrations, besides the pretty marbling (many volumes of this work are available to read online)
 

A charming 16th century French text, which also has a remarkable bookplate.
 

 

Reminds me a bit of Tortoiseshell
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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