In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
This Bavarian Wild Flower design reproduces a dazzling example of decorative paper, showcasing a range of techniques that were employed by master papermakers. For centuries leather and textiles had been the go-to decorative materials in all areas of life, but toward the end of the 17th century paper started receiving attention. Although most of the decorative paper was manufactured in the German cities of Bavaria, it was the Dutch merchants who ruled the currents of European trade and created what was known as "Dutch gilt" paper. One distinct feature of this type of paper is the splashes of colour which serve as backdrops to the refined patterns created using embossing and gilding techniques. Decorative paper was highly prized as a collector's item by those who could afford this hobby. Owing in part to the popularity of this kind of pastime, a wide variety of sheets of unused paper have survived to present day, including the one reproduced for this shimmering cover design.