Hunter, Dard. Primitive Papermaking. Chillicothe, Ohio, 1927. One of 200
Lot 2073
HUNTER, DARD. 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.
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HUNTER, DARD.
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. 47, [1] pp. Photogravure frontispiece plus 56 unnumbered pages with mounted original photographs, illustrations, facsimiles, 2 bark specimens and 30 bark paper specimens. Folio. Untrimmed and unbound as issued in original half cloth portfolio with printed cover label, ribbon ties. One of the photographs corner creased, spine ends and a corner worn.

Limited, signed edition, no 168 of 200 copies. This copy additionally signed by the author on the title-page. 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.
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