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Washi: The World of Japanese Paper

By: Hughes, Sukey

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, Kodansha International Ltd., 1982

Edition: second printing (first published in 1978)


Oatmeal-colored cloth with reddish-brown spine titles, dust jacket, washi endpapers, 22.5 by 31.3 cm, 360 pp. Hardcover is near fine with a name in pen on the second leaf; the jacket is very good with light fading on the spine and a few light scuff marks. A detailed and beautifully-illustrated history of Japanese washi paper. “The West is familiar with a few of the many elegant and colorful decorated papers of Japan, but though artists since Rembrandt have prized wa... View more info

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William Balston Paper Maker 1759-1849

By: Balston, Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979

Edition: reprint of the 1954 edition


Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 14 by 22.3 cm, xii 171 (1) plus 3-page list of Garland titles. Light rubbing to the extremities, two scratch marks on the front cover, and a name in pen on the ffep. Detailed history of William Balston, from his time as an assistant to James Whitman—“the greatest of English paper-manufacturers”—through Hollingsworth & Balston, the Springfield Mills, and Balston, Gaussen & Bosanquet. View more info