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Handmade Papers of the World
(Tokyo): Takeo Ltd, 1979. First edition. Five volumes: two octavo, three quarto. One of 1100 copies printed to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Takeo paper company's founding. The set consists of: two folding enclosures containing specimens of 171 varieties of handmade paper from twenty-three countries, one case containing five specimens of the "forefathers of paper," one volume of the text in English, and one volume of the text in Japanese. Contains numerous essays, drawings, and specimens that represent traditions of hand papermaking processes throughout the world, from China to Madagascar, to Spain and Australia. The volume of the "forefathers of paper" contains samples of Egyptian papyrus, tapa from Hawaii, amatl paper from Mexico, bai-lan from Thailand, and English parchment. Variously bound, with text in English and Japanese. The books fit into in the original paper-covered box, which is protected in the original cardbord carton. A fine set of this comprehensive undertaking.
      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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