Papermaking by Hand in India. Dard Hunter.
Papermaking by Hand in India.
Papermaking by Hand in India.
Papermaking by Hand in India.
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Papermaking by Hand in India.

NY: Pynson Printers, 1939. Quarto. 134pp. One of 370 copies, signed by Hunter and by Elmer Adler, the printer. Contains 85 photogravure illustrations, many from photographs taken by Hunter, and twenty-seven paper samples tipped-in. In this companion to his "Papermaking Pilgrimage to Japan, Korea and China," Dard Hunter highlights the difficulties particular to papermaking in India, warning, "the handmade paper industry of India will be a thing of the past within ten years. British officials in India do not encourage the making of paper by hand, for every ream so made naturally diminishes the revenue from imported paper." Bound in boards covered with colorful Indian hand-blocked tapestry, backed in black leather with gilt title set off by blue rules. Few scuffs to spine, else a near fine copy with prospectus and original paper slipcase. Item #30627

Price: $1,500.00

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