The Literature of Papermaking, 1390-1800. Dard Hunter.
The Literature of Papermaking, 1390-1800

The Literature of Papermaking, 1390-1800.

Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1925.

Limited to 190 numbered copies, signed by the author, this being copy no. 177. 48 pp. Hand-printed in type of Hunter's own design on hand-made paper, and illustrated with numerous text reproductions from old engravings and with 26 tipped-in facsimiles. 1 vols. Folio (16-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm). Loose as issued in the original half-linen portfolio, with ties. Portfolio with spotting, occasional offsetting from facsimiles Item #39903

William Joseph "Dard" Hunter was an American authority on printing, paper, and papermaking -- he was particularly focused on hand-made paper and traditional Western and non-Western papermaking. He learned extensively about the history of papermaking around the world, and applied the skills he acquired to make his own paper at a paper mill he owned. In the winters, when the paper mill could not be operated, he cut his own type. Several of his books were printed at his own press: this is one of them.
An incredible achievement in bookmaking and scholarship, Dard Hunter's second book on the subject.

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