Decorated Papers: Journal (Thames & Hudson Gift) (Hardcover)

Decorated Papers: Journal (Thames & Hudson Gift) By P. J. M. Marks Cover Image


A ruled journal with a cover reproducing one of the richly ornamented papers held at the British Library.

Rich in ornamentation, decorated papers have been in use for centuries—as wrappers and endpapers for books, as the backing for playing cards, and even as linings for chests and cases. Yet despite the many contexts in which they can be found, they often go unnoticed.

The Olga Hirsch collection at the British Library contains some of the best and most exquisite examples of decorated paper and this ruled journal reproduces one of its stunning, richly ornamented papers.

About the Author

P. J. M. Marks is curator of bookbindings at the British Library. Her previous books include The British Library Guide to Bookbinding, Treasures in Focus: Decorated Papers, and Beautiful Bookbindings. Her most recent publication is a chapter on selected European decorated bookbindings in The Arcadian Library: Bindings and Provenance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500420539
ISBN-10: 050042053X
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Thames & Hudson Gift