I dream of the day when I have lots of time to spend with my ever growing library. Until then, I'll collect blissfully. :-)
Recommended reading from the Natural Pigments documentation, I initially targeted the gum arabic information and then started from the beginning. Only four chapters-- Carriers and Grounds, Binding Media, Pigments, Metals--but so full of richness.
I love a good find. I picked this up brand new for less that other used copies! It's another great read, especially for this beginner. This is one of the few of my books that gives examples of drawing mistakes and their correction, and this is the only book devoted to "problems and solutions."