This excellent book has been designed and written as a practical guide to the various techniques of edge decoration of a text block. Sections of the book include equipment and techniques, sizes (adhesives), edge coloring, sprinkling, edge marbling, gilding, gilding in the flat, gilding in the round, gilding the foredge, repairs to the gilded edge, gauffering, gilding after rounding and backing, gilding in boards, gilding in the rough. rough edge gilding, color under gold, and foredge painting under gold. The book explains all the basic techniques in detail and provides step-by-step instruction for each style of edge decoration. The text is supplemented throughout with handy hints, tips, photographs, and drawings.