ENDPAPERS

The following collection of endpapers has been graciously provided by Jan Figurski, whose passion for the book arts has, over the years, led him to take up letterpress printing, paper making, publishing, bookbinding, and antiquarian book restoring. Jan is also, as it happens, a retired librarian, who at one time was responsible for disposing of discards weeded from the Special Collections of the University of Western Ontario's School of Library and Information Science.

‘Many of the weeded items were antiquarian, but they were falling apart,’ recalled Jan. ‘When they couldn't be sold or otherwise disposed of, I at least salvaged the marbled endpapers.’

Jan notes that most of the endpapers are British in origin, dating back to the early 1800s, but the collection includes some French and Italian endpapers of varying age.

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Marbled Endpapers

deep red combed marbled endpaper
red, blue and green combed marbled endpaper
red, grey and gold spotted marbled endpaper
red, grey and gold wavy marbled endpaper
orange, yellow and blue combed marbled endpaper
red, white and blue shell combed marbled endpaper
purple, blue and peach swirl marbled endpaper
purple, yellow and black spotted marbled endpaper
purple, white and black spotted marbled endpaper
orange, red and black spotted marbled endpaper
red, pink and cream spotted marbled endpaper
red, light orange and black spotted marbled endpaper
cream, gold and blue combed marbled endpaper
brown and white spotted marbled endpaper
brown, white and black spotted marbled endpaper
cream, blue and brown combed marbled endpaper
brown and beige wavy marbled endpaper
forest green and light green spotted marbled endpaper
brown, gold and purple rippled marbled endpaper
brown, green and yellow rippled marbled endpaper
brown, black and white rippled marbled endpaper
brown, beige and red rippled marbled endpaper
gold and green rippled marbled endpaper
navy blue and aqua spotted marbled endpaper
black, white, blue and red spotted marbled endpaper
black, brown and white veined marbled endpaper
blue, red and gold spotted marbled endpaper
blue, red and beige spotted marbled endpaper
black, white and gold spotted marbled endpaper
blue, white and red spotted marbled endpaper
blue, gold and brown rippled marbled endpaper
black, grey and teal rippled marbled endpaper
grey, red and gold rippled marbled endpaper
black blue, red and beige rippled marbled endpaper
black, purple and green rippled marbled endpaper
blue, brown and red rippled marbled endpaper
black, yellow and red rippled marbled endpaper
black and brown spotted marbled endpaper

Patterned Endpapers

light green endpaper with black leaf and white berry pattern
golden yellow endpaper with black star pattern
brown endpaper with beige floral pattern
white endpaper with intricate black and green floral pattern
grey endpaper with pattern of black and pale grey arrows and red dots

The Devil’s Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.