Papermaking by Hand in America. Chillicothe, Ohio: 1950. 326,  pp. Color frontispiece, extensively illustrated including tipped-in facsimiles and other plates. Folio (412 x 284 mm). Full tan morocco gilt with red morocco panels, multicolor inlay on upper and lower covers depicting Hunter's bull's head, branch and leaf watermark, spine with additional leaf inlay; uniform half morocco and linen slipcase. Fine.
Limited, signed edition, in custom Gray Parrot binding, no 3 of 210 copies, 200 of which were for sale. With 2 letters signed, original invoice and proofs of binding design from Gray Parrot included. "The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in each state from 1690 until 1811 ... There are in the book 123 facsimiles of documents and watermarks and forty-two reproductions of labels used by these early paper manufacturers. The thick folio volume was to have been issued in an edition of 210 copies, but the author's own bibliography says that only 180 were completed. The book is printed on Dard Hunter's paper." Prospectus laid in. Schlosser 41.
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