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PAPERMAKING BY HAND IN INDIA
New York: Pyson Printers, 1939. First Edition and one of 370 copies only signed by Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler, the publisher. Illustrated with eighty-four photogravure plates and twenty-seven tipped-in specimen pages. 4to (11 7/2” x 9”), publisher’s original smooth black cloth spine over Indian patterned cloth boards. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell box, the spine with raised bands and lettering in gilt. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved A VERY FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK BY DARD HUNTER. This is one of 370 copies only and is signed by both Dard Hunter and his publisher, Elmer Adler. On a spring day in 1911, Dard Hunter wandered into the London Science museum and saw the hand papermaking and type-founding exhibits. The equipment for these crafts - papermaking moulds, watermarks, steel punches, copper matrices, and hand-held typecasting moulds - inspired Hunter to learn more about these centuries-old crafts. Hunter finally realized his dream and established a commercial hand papermaking mill in Lime Rock, Connecticut. In 1930 the first paper was made\. While in operation, the mill provided Hunter with enough handmade paper for many of his later limited edition books but, due largely to the Great Depression the mill was closed in 1933. While Hunter never again started another commercial paper mill, he spent the rest of his life pursuing the investigation of making paper by hand throughout the world and would share this knowledge through his books written on the subject. Beyond the significance of his books, one of Hunter’s greatest accomplishments was the establishment of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum. Originally housed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it now comprises most of the collection of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking located at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.
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