Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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fancy Dutch marble

A modification of the WAVE MARBLE , consisting of red, black, and any one of a variety of shades of blue. The red is dropped on first, followed by the black in the same proportion but somewhat thicker, and with more ox gall so that it spreads and produces larger spots. The blue is made still thicker so that with still more gall it spreads even more than the black. The surface is finished with more gall and water, which must be spread more than any of the colors. The surface of the size is then raked as for the "wave," and the design is finished with a double comb. (159 )

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