A question about Italian block-printed paper on the the EXLIBRIS-L listserv a couple of weeks ago reminded me that we have several lovely examples in our collection. I scanned all the examples I could find and put them in a new album, Italian block-printed paper, on the Rare Book Collection’s Flickr site.
My thanks to Lenore Rouse, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Catholic University, for citing several sources of information on Italian block-printed paper:
- Rosamund Loring, Decorated Book Papers (Cambridge: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, 2007).
- Richard J. Wolfe, Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990); see especially this excerpt on Google Books where Wolfe discusses the role of the Remondini family in the manufacture of block-printed papers).
- Tanya Schmoller, Remondini and Rizzi: A Chapter in Italian Decorated Paper History (New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 1990).
– MIKE WIDENER, Rare Book Librarian