- Leipzig: Th. Grieben's Verlag (L. Fernau), 1887.
- large 8vo.
- later half calf with patterned cloth covered boards, five raised bands, leather spine label, all edges stained red.
- viii, 280 pages.
Price: $225.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 102494
First edition. Dedication to Hermann Gmeiner-Benndorf "president of the German Paper Association." Late 19th-century German papermaking. A book on the composition, manufacturing, processing, classification and testing of paper, the paper trade, and the machinery used in the paper industry. Well-organized in nine main sections with 145 short, numbered chapters, followed by an index and 36 paper samples (lacking in this copy). Each chapter has subject headings in the margins. The book is meant to be a guide to the intelligent selection of papers for various uses, and as an overview of paper-testing (which also assists paper-users in understanding the resulting paper specifications). There are 127 illustrations, mostly of machinery, but also of processes and materials (drawings of the microscopic components of paper). The section on the paper market includes many statistics. Otto Winckler directed a "facility for paper-testing" (preface), which may have been the facility established by the German government for that purpose near Berlin in 1886; however, he signs the preface "Leipzig." Minor rubbing of covers.