Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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American marble

A drawn marble pattern usually used on the edges of stationery bindings, and consisting of black, blue surrounding the black, yellow on the blue, and red on the yellow. The marble is drawn in the same manner as the comb NONPAREIL MARBLE , with an additional drawing of the comb the width of the trough. (264 , 339 )

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