Coloring Edges | Sprinkling | Egg, Spot, Comb or Nonpareil, Spanish Marble | Sizing

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series The Art of Bookbinding (Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf, 3rd Edt, 1897)

Colouring the Edges

The edges of every book must be in keeping with the binding. A half roar book should not have an expensive edge, neither a whole bound Morocco book a sprinkled edge. Still, no rule has been laid down in this particular, and taste should regulate this as it must in other branches. The taste of the public is so changeable that it is impossible to lay down any rule, and I leave my reader to his own discretion. Here are various ways in which the edges may be coloured. Continue reading →