Exhibition: Decorated Papers

Three centuries of European printed decorated papers

9 May 2023 – 15 July 2023

Times: Monday - Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

Please note: the exhibition space is not always open on Mondays and Tuesdays due to its dual usage. Please contact St Bride Foundation at [email protected] before you come to avoid disappointment.

The exhibition includes over 200 papers from the early 18th century to the present day from Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A variety of techniques were employed including engraved metal plates, carved fruitwood blocks and lithography. From the sumptuous gold and silver to the most humble serving only to disguise printers' waste, they all found a place in the book trade hierarchy.

Curated by St Bride Library volunteer Keith Adams from his private collection.

We would like to thank Bonhams for their generosity in sponsoring this exhibition.