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CHINESE HANDMADE PAPER
Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, PA 1986 - 4to. quarter morocco and tips with leather spine label. 124, (4) pages. With a Preface by Elaine Koretsky. First edition, limited to 325 numbered copies (Heaney A42). McClure spent most of the period 1919 to 1941 in China as a botanist with a strong interest in bamboo. He became fascinated with the use of bamboo in papermaking and wrote his Master's thesis on Chinese Handmade Paper. This thesis has not been printed in book form previous to now though he had hoped to see it published and had brought back many samples of paper from China to use in its publication. Fortunately, Elaine Koretsky found this thesis and the trunks of handmade paper specimens and convinced Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press that the work was important. The resulting book contains an introduction by Koretsky, comments by Morris, the thesis, reproductions of photographs made by McClure showing Chinese papermaking and 40 actual tipped-in specimens of paper rescued from the trunks. A beautifully produced book with an important text. With prospectus loosely inserted. quarter morocco and tips with leather spine label [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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