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Just finished this half-bound hardcover minature book (5,5 x 8,1 x 1 cm, thread binding) with marbled paper-cover and cloth back. 

First try at marbled paper (for bookmarks). I have to practice a bit more - especially to make  spanish marbled paper. 

And I’m half way done with my next book - I love to make endbands! *_*

Bookbinding for Christian Felix Weise, Lustspiele, 1783. Leipzig.

In the 18th century German publishers issued books in case bindings covered with paper. These bindings have proven to be very durable, and the paper coverings, either marbled or paste decorated, came in many colors and patterns. Princeton Library