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Limited to 215 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and has the following written in pencil on the colophon by Henry Morris "Binder's sample 4/3/90." Berger B36 . Indeed, the cloth spine is much wider in this copy than in the final binding version. Set in Perpetua and printed letterpress on Johannot mould-made paper by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Italian block-printed papers were the start of the collection of decorated papers that Tanya Schmoller, and her husband Hans, gathered for over twenty years. The use of woodblocks to transfer designs to cloth and paper can be traced back in Europe to the fourteenth century. In the region of what is now Italy, there were several firms supplying these colorful papers, the most prominent being the firm of Remondini which was established in 1650. This work traces the history of the Remondini enterprise and also that of Giuseppe Rizzi who took over the Remondini woodblocks after 1861. It examines the sales techniques and production methods of these two firms and contains actual specimens of Rizzi decorated paper. Today such samples are rarely found and they are usually very expensive. The illustrations include a three-color facsimile of a Remondini woodblock and a fold-out reproduction of a decree authorizing the sale of gilt paper. There are also four pages of genuine Rizzi paper samples. 55, 5 pages. cloth-backed, patterned paper in facsimile of an original Remondini pattern specially executed by Henry Morris , leather spine label.. 8vo..
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Book Description Oak Knoll Books, Delaware, 1990. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Numbered and Limited Edition. Red decorative paper covers with red cloth spine shows only boight bumping at bottom corners., This book appears to be unread with 59 deckled edges illustrated with a fold-out facsimile, 10 tipped-in paper samples, and various other facsimiles and engravings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 23547
Book Description Oak Knoll Books ;BIrd & Bull Press, New Castle, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Limited edition. 4to. 55(5)pp. Deep red quarter cloth, leather label, gilt; side papers based on an original Remondidi pattern printed over a paste-colored background. With woodblocks and engravings. A fine copy. One of 250 numbered copies of which this is No. 32. Printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press on mould made Johannot paper. With nine original samples of decorated papers and one larger original sample of a "pictorial" paper. Publisher's prospectus laid in. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 20026