Primitive Papermaking: An Account of a Mexican Sojourn and of a Voyage to the Pacific Islands in Search of Information, Implements, and Specimens relating to the Making & Decorating of Bark-Paper. Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1927. Photogravure frontispiece, and numerous mounted specimens, plates, etc. Folio. Unbound as issued, in original half cloth portfolio with printed cover label; custom quarter calf clamshell box. Few light spots to cloth portfolio, else fine.
Limited edition, no 171 of 200 copies signed by Hunter. One of the very few specimen books pertaining to barkcloth papers of the South Seas. In addition to Mexico and some parts of South America, it covers Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Hawaii. This copy with a typed letter signed by Dard Hunter laid in, dated 1934 and referencing his plans for his voyage to Burma & India.