An Anthology of Decorated Papers by P.J.M. Marks


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. Drawing on the Olga Hirsch collection at the British Library, one of the largest and most diverse collections of decorated papers in the world, this anthology brings together some of the most exquisite examples. It will delight and inspire designers, bibliophiles and anyone with a love of pattern and decoration.

P.J.M. Marks is a curator of bookbindings at the British Library.