EARLY AMERICAN PAPERMAKING: TWO TREATISES ON MANUFACTURIN...
by Bidwell, John (editor)
This first edition work is limited to 180 copies of which this is one of the trade copies bound thus. Editor John Bidwell has located the first known account of hand papermaking to define American practice in relation to its European heritage. This text first appeared in James Cutbush's The American Artist's Manual (Philadelphia: 1814) and has been reprinted, including an original sample of Gilpin machine-made paper. A lengthy and well-researched introduction, written by John Bidwell, examines the early history of papermaking in America, the English and French sources used by Cutbush, and the specific American papermaking techniques. The introduction has been printed by Henry Morris of the Bird & Bull Press on Frankfurt paper. The facsimile reprint has been printed by lithography and the book has been bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery.