Table Magic by Robert Harbin


In a recent collection of material belated bequeathed to me by the late Ralph Matthews, I’ve found some interesting things. One is an 18 page leaflet entitled “Table Magic” by Robert Harbin. Clearly a play on his “Paper Magic” title, it seems to be a private souvenir created for Swantex Towel company, who have their advert on the back cover.

The artwork is Harbin at his finest, showing how to make half a dozen napkin folds, with a very short history of the subject in the centre.