PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN AMERICA
PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN AMERICA
PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN AMERICA

PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN AMERICA

(Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950).

A VERY FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY DARD HUNTER, THE LAST AND MOST AMBITIOUS WORK TO COME FROM HUNTER’S PRESS.
The colophon states 210 copies were produced, but in his book, MY LIFE WITH PAPER, Hunter says it had only been possible to produce 180 of them. The book took several years of work to produce. It has a hand-coloured frontispiece, 96 facsimiles on specially made paper, 27 reproductions of early American watermarks made in exacting imitation of the originals and 42 full-size reproductions of old paper labels specially printed on paper made to emulate the original labels in the Paper Museum. Item #28143

First Edition, one of 210 copies signed by Dard Hunter. With a hand-coloured frontispiece, numerous illustrations, tipped-in samples and labels. Folio (18 by 12.5 inches), in the original linen backed decorative paper-covered boards, the spine with a paper label lettered and decorated in black and red. Housed in a morocco backed buckram covered box with gilt lettering. 326 pp. An especially fine and handsome copy, the textblock pristine, the binding equally well preserved, the original prospectus for the book, and an invitation to the event with Dard Hunter honouring the publication are affixed to front endleaves. Some age evidence to the protective box.

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Price: $11,500.00