First trade edition (a limited edition was also produced which included paper samples). Green cloth over boards with silver spine titles and blindstamped cover titles, dust jacket, 21 by 27.5 cm, 280 pp., illus. The hardcover is near fine but for a previous owner’s name in pen on the ffep and pencil notations on two pages noting factual errors; the jacket is very good with heavy sun fading along the spine panel. From the front flap: “This volume is concerned with every aspect of the manufacture and use of handmade paper. It traces the history and development of such papers throughout the world, documenting the influence on and changes in the patterns of manufacture in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia up to the present day. Over 115 mills throughout the world currently manufacturing handmade paper have been contacted in the course of research. Information from them concerning their activities is thoroughly documented and discussed ... The complete cycle of production of handmade (and mould-made) paper is described in great detail, with the regional variations, and the ingredients, characteristics, internal and external properties of different papers are compared.” Dust jacket present. First Edition.
Title: Handmade Paper Today: A Worldwide Survey of Mills, Papers, Techniques and Uses
Publisher: New York, Frederic C. Beil: 1983
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: very good
Seller ID: 1987