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    [Paper Pricking]. Late Nineteenth-Century Album of Examples of Paper Pricking. [N.p., n.d., ca. 1892]. With eighteen mounted examples of decorative paper pricking.


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    Octavo. Leaves of album approximately 8 x 6 inches; leaves of pricked paper approximately 6.75 x 4.5 inches. Late nineteenth century full black cloth, boards double-ruled in blind, front cover lettered in gilt, string ties. Binding and ties worn (one tie missing a large portion), binding loose except for final two leaves, some foxing to album and album leaves, pricked paper leaves just a bit toned. Ownership signature dated 1892 on front pastedown. Still, a good example of this unusual craft item. These charming leaves show geometric shapes and patterns, and a few patterns based on nature (spiderwebs, a bird in flight, etc.) and images of a boy and girl. Paper pricking (or piercing) is the art of using a small tool to create holes or bumps in a piece of paper to make a decorative pattern.



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    April, 2013
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