Item #29016 [ephemera, publishing] Old Papermaking in China and Japan. Dard Hunter, Litt D.

[ephemera, publishing] Old Papermaking in China and Japan

(Chillicothe, Ohio): (The Mountain House) c1932. [4] page advertisement, 11 x 8 1/4 inches, a single sheet folded. Untrimmed. Folded horizontally as if for mailing. Small stain to upper edge, tanning to the paper at the extremities. Dard Hunter watermark on rear page with a decorative motif.

This is a sales advertisement for the book, NOT a copy of the book. Near Fine. Wraps. [29016]

The sixth book from the private press of Dard Hunter, printed in "no more than 200 copies", and priced at $75. 1932 date is derived from the latest review, and the note on rear cover indicating publishing year.

"William Joseph "Dard" Hunter (November 29, 1883 – February 20, 1966) was an American authority on printing, paper, and papermaking, especially by hand, using sixteenth century tools and techniques. He is known for, among other things, the production of two hundred copies of his book Old Papermaking, for which he prepared all aspects: Hunter wrote the text, designed and cast the type, did the typesetting, handmade the paper, and printed and bound the book. A display at the Smithsonian Institution that appeared with his work read, "In the entire history of printing, these are the first books to have been made in their entirety by the labors of one man." He also wrote Papermarking by Hand in America (1950), a similar but even larger undertaking.

Active in the Arts and Crafts movement, Hunter created and championed many other types of handmade arts and crafts, publishing his own guides, such as Things You Can Make. He experimented with pottery, jewelry, stained glass windows, and furniture. He also founded a correspondence school, the Dard Hunter School of Handicrafts." (Wikipedia)

Price: $40.00