HUNTER, DARD. 1883-1966. Papermaking by Hand in America. Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950.

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Lot 193
HUNTER, DARD. 1883-1966.
Papermaking by Hand in America. Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950.

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13 Jun 2019, 13:00 EDT

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HUNTER, DARD. 1883-1966.
Papermaking by Hand in America. Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950.
Folio. Color frontispiece, extensively illustrated including tipped-in facsimiles and other plates. Unbound loose sheets, uncut, contained in linen-covered chemise, in original red-brown morocco and linen clamshell case lettered in gilt. Case with some scuffs and soiling to linen.

SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, number 8 of 210 copies, 200 of which were for sale. "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." An elaborately watermarked sheet of Dard Hunter's paper laid in. Schlosser 41.
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