Item #29017 [ephemera, publishing] "In the raiment of the gods..." Being an unconventional prospectus of a new volume by DARD HUNTER presently to be printed and published by Elmer Adler of the PYNSON PRINTERS the volume to bear the Title: A PAPERMAKING PILGRIMAGE TO JAPAN, KOREA, AND CHINA [with additional related ephemera]. Alfred Stanford, Dard Hunter.

[ephemera, publishing] "In the raiment of the gods..." Being an unconventional prospectus of a new volume by DARD HUNTER presently to be printed and published by Elmer Adler of the PYNSON PRINTERS the volume to bear the Title: A PAPERMAKING PILGRIMAGE TO JAPAN, KOREA, AND CHINA [with additional related ephemera]

[New York]: [Pynson Printers] [November, 1935]. First Edition. [8] pages plus one plate. String bound. Overall light wear and mild creasing. Inserted plate shows two photogravures of papermaking (images 33 and 57 from the book). Rear cover notes works by Dard Hunter, is dated November 1935, and is watermarked "JAPAN" at the foreedge.

TOGETHER WITH:
Inserted letterpress order form probably to accompany prospectus, 7 x 6 1/4 on light paper.

TOGETHER WITH:
Single page 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches noting availability of the book and that an elaborate prospectus is available upon request and accompanying printed order form (both lightly soiled and folded as if for mailing).

This group of ephemera is sales material for the book, NOT a copy of the book. Near Fine. Wraps. [29017]


An elaborate prospectus and associated ephemera for one of Hunter's better books. A nice addition to any Dard Hunter collection.

"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: $125.00