Recommended Reading


  • “The Paper-Hanger’s and Upholsterer’s Guide”, James Arrowsmith, T. Dean and Son, London, 1851.
  • “Practical Paperhanging”, A.S. Jennings, Comstock, NY, 1892
  • “The Expert Paper Hanger”, by A.A. Kelly, David McKay, Philadelphia, 1912.
  • "Historic Wall-Papers", by Nancy McClelland, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1924.
  • “Wallpaper and Wallpaper Hanging”, by C.L. Young, Century, NY, 1926.
  • "Wallpaper in America", by Catherine Lynn, Norton, NY,1980.
  • "Historic Paper Hangings" by Anthony Wells-Cole, Leeds, UK, 1983.
  • "Wallpaper in New England", Richard Nylander, et al., SPNEA, Boston, 1986.
    The essays bring Boston paperstaining to life.
  • "Wallpaper For Historic Buildings", by Richard Nylander, Preservation Press, Washington, 1992.
    Second edition with information on over 1000 designs.
  • "French Scenic Wallpaper, 1795-1865", ed. by Odile Nouel-Kammerer, Flammarion, Paris, 2000.
  • "Fabrics and Wallpapers for Historic Buildings", by Richard C.
    and Jane C. Nylander, hardcover, John Wiley & Sons, 2005. 
    Joins two classics into one volume.
  • "The Papered Wall", edited by L. Hoskins, 2nd edition, Thames & Hudson, NY, 2005.


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