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Poole, Edward R.
First and only edition. (Lowndes p.1912; Ulrich and Kup p.146; Halkett and Laing p.198 though pagination is stated incorrectly). Lowndes says that "this gentleman issued notices of a translation or Richard de Bury's Philobiblon, a corpus Bibliographicum, and other small works, which never appeared." This periodical contains a 12-page biography of de Bury with numerous references. Wear along hinges with part of the top of the spine missing. Covers detached. Unusual to find a specimen still preserved in the original binding.
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PAPERMAKING IN SOUTHERN SIAM.
by Hunter, Dard
One of 115 copies, of which only 99 were for sale, printed on Hunter's handmade paper and signed by the author. Hunter was the first Occidental traveler to visit the Niltongkum family, who had been "making paper by hand along the small canals of Southern Siam for more than 200 years [in] ... the most interesting primitive paper manufactory in Asia ... This book not only describes in detail the making of the various kinds of Siamese paper from the bark of the khoi tree ... but also the journey from Singapore to Bangkok through the rubber plantations and jungles of the Malay peninsula." Contains a specimen of khoi bark and Siamese mould cloth, three additional full-page specimens of Siamese paper, as well as photogravures. Bound in quarter-black morocco with vellum tips and paper boards with a continuous design of Buddhas in black, red, and gold. Light wear to extremities, else a fine copy of this lavishly produced and beautiful book. The scarcest of all of Hunter's papermaking books. Small scratch to leather on upper board, with some foxing to frontispiece and some off-setting to page with mounted specimens. From the library of Babette and Herberrt Clayburgh with their bookplate on front pastedown (which has foxed the facing free endpaper). Prospectus loosely inserted. Overall a beautiful copy.