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Papermaking by Hand in India
New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. 4to. (11 1/4 x 9 inches). Photogravure vignette on title, 84 photogravures on 42 plates, 27 paper specimens. Publisher's prospectus, laid in. Publisher's black leather-backed hand- blocked India print cloth covered boards, original board slipcase. One of 375 numbered copies signed by Hunter, this being copy 134. "Mr. Hunter's sympathetic and thoughtful handling of papermaking in one country after another has produced a group of books that stand as beacons in their fields ... Now comes Mr. Hunter's book on India ... the result of two special journeys to India to investigate mills and collect specimens ... To those who know Dard Hunter's work it is unnecessary to stress that in this book, as in his others, we see with intimate detail the exact conditions under which paper is made and the methods that are used; all with a knowing appraisal of how these fit in with other ancient and primitive traditions in so many of the world's forgotten corners. Dard Hunter long cherished the desire to visit India and see with his own eyes the handmade paper industry of that vast country. It is fortunate indeed that it was possible for him to make these significant trips, and thus place in our hands the only record of Indian handmade paper that exists..." (Prospectus). Schlosser 39.
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