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WOOLNOUGH (C.W.). The Whole Art of Marbling as Applied to Paper, Book-Edges Etc. Containing a Full Description of the Nature and Properties of the Materials used, the Methods of Preparing them, and of Executing Every Kind of Marbling in use at the Present Time, with Numerous Illustrations and Examples.1881

George Bell and Sons. Third edition, 8vo (205 x 130 mm), 82pp., with half-title, 63 inserted specimens, 20 mounted on 5 plates, the remainder full-page, all executed expressly for this work under the immediate superintendence of the author, and most of them by his own hand, facsimile autograph letter by the dedicatee Michael Faraday, presentation inscription from the author on half-title, call number in ink to verso of title, new endpapers, recent green cloth. First published in 1853, a second edition appeared in the following year, and this third edition followed in 1881. "A major landmark in Marbling literature as this is the first textbook of marbling. It guides students carefully through all the steps, and provides large samples of the patterns described... Woolnough's great contribution was to open up the technique of marbling, remove the mystery, and make it readily available to any who desired it..."—Easton. Easton, Marbling: a History and a Bibliography. p.48.

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