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Welcome to another week, and another edition of #marbled monday! Take a look at these beautiful end-papers from volumes in Special Collections & Archives.

Plutarch’s Lives, 1727 [DE7 .P45 1727]

The Masterpieces of George Sand, Amandine Lucille Autore Dupin, baroness Dudevant : now for the first time completely translated into English, 1900. [PQ2397 .I8]

Plutarch’s Lives, 1905. [DE7 .P5 1905]

These beautiful volumes are available for viewing in Special Collections & Archives Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30.

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The following (utterly charming) film, Art of the Marbler, allows us to follow the production of marbled paper as executed by William Chapman, an artist employed by Douglas Cockerell and Son.

The video was produced by the Bedfordshire Record Office in 1970 and published via the Bedfordshire Archives Youtube channel in 2013.

To examine a selection of beautifully marbled papers firsthand, drop by Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives on the 3rd floor of Monroe Library Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30.

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Today’s selections include both marbled endpapers and book covers.

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Cover and endpapers from John L. Stoddard’s Lectures.

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Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott

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The Life and Death of John of Barneveld

Special Collections & Archives is open for research and quiet study Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30.

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Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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The above marbled endpapers are located (listed left to right, top to bottom) in Plutarch’s Lives in Eight VolumesThe Works of Thomas Carlyle in Thirty Volumes, The Novels of Jane Austen in Ten Volumes, and The Masterpieces of George Sand, Amandine Lucille Autore Dupin, Baroness Dudevant.

Special Collections & Archives is open for research and quiet study Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30.

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Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

#marbledmonday

While perusing the Booth-Bricker Special Collections and Archives Reading Room shelves, it is easy to stumble upon seldom-seen gems.

In addition to beautiful marbled endpapers, The History and Antiquities of the Abbey and Cathedral Church of Peterborough features a vibrant, disappearing fore-edge painting!

To discover your own “hidden treasure,” visit Special Collections & Archives on the third floor of Monroe Library Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30.

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Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

#marbledmonday is here!

Welcome to #marbledmonday, an occasional look at beautiful marbled end papers found in Monroe Library’s Special Collections and Archives!

Albert Henry Payne, Payne’s Royal Dresden Gallery. London: Payne & French, 1845.

Catherine Winkworth, Lyra Germanica: The Christian Life. London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1868.;

Alexander Charlmers, The British Essayists. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1855

G. Maspero, History of Egypt. London: The Grolier Society, 1903.

Come see these, and other, beautiful books for yourself! Special Collections and Archives is open Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:30.

Bonus video — watch how marbled paper is made!