Marbled: Paper decorated with a pattern imitating
marble. The pattern is achieved by swirling multi-colored, oily inks floating on water.
Marbled papers were often used on paper covered boards (particularly those 1/2 or 1/4 bound with
leather) and endpapers. The decorative technique can also be found on edges of older books.
Real marbled paper was common in the 19th century, but more recent books using this pattern
are most often lithographic imitations detectable by their comparable lack of color depth
Margin: Any one of the 4 spaces between the edges of a
book's page & its printed content: text, illustrations, figures, charts, ... whatever.
Misbound: A book in which the
Signatures were sewn together in
an improper order.