Paper

Welcome to our rare paper collection!

We have a stock of a few thousand sheets of antique & vintage blank paper from the 15th to the early 20th century, mostly with watermarks.

Very interesting material for paper historians, collectors, artists, education and book restoration.

We have some very large blank sheets for artists who want to work on antique high quality paper, the same papers as used by famous artists like Constable, Rossetti, Gainsborough, Turner, van Gogh and the other Impressionists, etc.

Some paper is sold per sheet and some as a collection.

For book restoration purposes we can, in many cases, match a sample for you. Also when a page of a book is missing we can make a print on matching paper.

We have more paper than shown on this website. If you are looking for something particular, then please contact us and let us know what you are looking for.

Of course we are also interested in buying paper collections!


Highlights

Samshuijzen, Jelle
The Hartmann collection of antique decorative paper. 104 original samples of decorative paper. 18th, 19th Century & early 20th Century
Tipped in on 23 sheets of Yearling Classics Naturel 250 grs. acid free cardboard. Size 43 x 30,5 cm. Boxed in an acid free archival box, size 44 x 33 x 3,5 cm. Collected by the renowed German bookbinder Ingeborg M. Hartmann. 2 identical sets available.
€ 650,00 View
Miura, Kerstin Tini
My World of Bibliophile Binding
Univ. of California Press, Los Angeles, 1984; English edition, folio, pp. xiii, 216; Presentation copy, signed by the author, illustrations, some in folding spreads. Paper slip with errata, original stamped cloth, in slipbox, Size 35 x 27 cm. ISBN 0-520-04814-8 0-520-04814-8
€ 135,00 View
Miura, Kerstin Tini
A Master's Bibliophile Bindings: Tini Miura: 1980 - 1990
Tokyo: Seikosha Co., Ltd, 1991. First English edition. folio, 199 pp.; Miura’s handwritten letter, illustrations, cloth, original dust jacket, in slip box, Presentation copy, signed by the author. Size 35 x 27 cm. ISBN 4317600447 4317600447
€ 75,00 View
Miura, Kerstin Tini
Beautiful Bindings
Kyuryudo Co., Ltd, 1983.Japanese edition, 118 pp.; original dust jacket, Presentation copy, signed by the author. Size 29,5 x 22,5 cm. ISBN 4763083198 4763083198
€ 65,00 View
Fletcher, William Y.
Bookbinding in England and France.
London: Seeley and Co, 1897. Original cloth. Two parts in one, Size: 27 x 18 cm. 80 pp. With 17 photo-chromo-lithographic plates and numerous black and white illustrations. Plate between page 18 and 19 some damage on the surface. Some loose pages.
€ 95,00 View
Morris, Henry
Roller-Printed Paste Papers for Bookbinding
North Hills Bird & Bull Press 1975. 57 pp. Oblong. Half vellum, paste-paper boards with Bird & Bull motif. First Edition nr. 211 from a Limited Edition of "Approximately 215 copies" (200 were for sale). Size 24 x 15,5 cm. 25 paper samples, including the one used on title, tipped in
€ 425,00 View
Samshuijzen, Jelle
The Hartmann collection of antique marbled paper. 148 original samples of marbled paper. Mainly 18th & 19th Century.
Tipped in on 41 sheets of Yearling Classics Naturel 250 grs. acid free cardboard. Size 43 x 30,5 cm. Boxed in an acid free archival box, size 44 x 33 x 3,5 cm. Collected by the renowed German bookbinder Ingeborg M. Hartmann. 2 identical sets available.
€ 975,00 View
Decorative paper
Antique large decorative paper sheet
Sheet size ca. 53 x 33 cm.
€ 60,00 View
Decorative paper
Antique decorative paper sheet
Sheet size ca. 40 x 26,5 cm. Several sheets available (4)
€ 60,00 View
Decorative paper
Antique decorative paper sheet
Sheet size ca. 41 x 27,5 cm.
€ 75,00 View
Laid paper
Enormous album with 47 laid paper leaves.
18th century. 82x64 cm., watermark "D. & C. Blauw IV" (variant of Churchill 194), bound in contemporary gilt panelled calf, large folio. Waterstained throughout in inner and in lower margin. Binding waterstained along spine and lower margin; backstrip damaged and corners worn. Useable clean paper size mostly approx. 73x43 cm.
€ 1250,00 View
Laid paper
Album with ca. 28 leaves of blue paper.
Size ca. 38 x 30 cm. Marbled boards. Dated 1792. Text on cover: " Tekeningen van ... "(hard to read name)
€ 375,00 View
Samshuijzen, Jelle
Catalogue of a collection of 225 old watermarks 15th - 19th Century
Wageningen, Rockingstone, 2018. Softcover, oblong, 99 pp. 29 x 20,5 cm. With a description of each sheet with back-lit pictures of all the watermarks and a CD-Rom with all the files of the pictures of the watermarks. A large part was made by Dutch papermills, but also by English, French, German and Portugese papermills. covering the period 15th - 19th century. Some names: Honig, Blauw, Pannekoek, Pieter van der Ley, van Gelder, Koning & Desjardin, Proost, Wendelin Richel, Vierevant, Gerrevink,…
€ 49,50 View
Samshuijzen, Jelle
Catalogue of a collection of 225 old watermarks 15th - 19th Century
Wageningen, Rockingstone, 2018. Softcover, oblong, 99 pp. 29 x 20,5 cm. With a description of each sheet with back-lit pictures of all the watermarks and a CD-Rom with all the files of the pictures of the watermarks. A large part was made by Dutch papermills, but also by English, French, German and Portugese papermills. covering the period 15th - 19th century. Some names: Honig, Blauw, Pannekoek, Pieter van der Ley, van Gelder, Koning & Desjardin, Proost, Wendelin Richel, Vierevant, Gerrevink,…
€ 195,00 View
Russian
Sheet blank laid paper with big Russian watermark
Sheet size: ca. 295 x 210 mm. Greenish colour. In good condition. Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent the true colour of the paper as they were made with a lightsource behind the paper and manipulated to get a clear picture.
€ 75,00 View
Miura, Einen
Miwaku no Maburu Pepa (Fascinating Marble Paper)
155 pp, (3) pages. First edition. Hardback, cloth with dustwrapper. Illustrated wilth more than 75 color photographs by Katsuhiko Ushiro. Detailed presentation of the marbling process and many examples, from Moire Spanish Marble to Antique Spot on Snail Marble,etc. Text in Japanese with index and brief captions to each entry in English, French, and German. Size: 30 x 22 cm. Condition: some very small chipping at the bottom on the front of the dustwrapper, else in fine condition.
€ 65,00 View
Blauw, D & C
Large blank double sheet folded. Heavy laid paper. Watermarks: D & C Blauw + Strasburg Lily + 736.
Sheet size (unfolded): ca. 665 x 495 mm. Second half 18th century. Small holes in the fold. Several sheets available (24). Very nice condition. ¶ Several sheets available (22) Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent the true colour of the paper as they were made with a lightsource behind the paper and manipulated to get a clear picture.¶ The name De Erven de Blauw derives from an imortant family of Dutch papermakers who began making paper…
€ 95,00 View
Pannekoek, N
Blank sheet of laid paper with watermark: Vryheyt with N Pannekoek underneath
Sheet size: ca. 255 x 375 mm. With beatifull big watermark N. Pannekoek. Very nice condition. 19th century Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent the true colour of the paper as they were made with a lightsource behind the paper and manipulated to get a clear picture.¶ Several sheets available (8)
€ 75,00 View
Garden of Holland or Maid of Dort
Blank folded sheet of laid paper with watermark Garden of Holland + countermark
Unfolded sheet size: ca. 344 x 420 mm. Condition: stitching holes in the middle, else nice clean paper. Please note that the pictures of the watermarks and structure of the paper do not represent the true colour of the paper as they were made with a lightsource behind the paper and manipulated to get a clear picture.¶ Several sheets available (36)
€ 35,00 View