18th century brocade "Dutch gilt" paper, used for endpapers or (later) bindings on chapbooks.
Nuremberg: c. 1770-1800.
Full sheet, 15 x 12 ins., folded once as always. Matted: in perfect condition.
§ A superb example, signed at the bottom edge PAUL REYMUND NURNBERG NO. 19. It is a floral diamond pattern on uncolored paper, using shades of blue and orange applied by stencil, with gold and raised gold applied by dusting, and printed from woodblocks or engraved metal rollers, sometimes followed by daubing or stenciling after gilding -- creating the effect of fine brocade. This example was the one selected for the Grolier Club exhibition of 100 Children's Books in 2014. See Haemmerle no. 351 (courtesy of Simon Beattie). Item #125237
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