West Chester: The Bradford Village Press, (1960). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. With contributions by Henry Pleasants, Jr., William M. Scheffey, Roy R. Fuller, and Norman B. Wilkinson (information on paper mills). Contains an advertisement for "Book & Things," the Wilmington bookstore owned by Arthur and Jean T. Dobbs. READ MORE
London: Methuen & Co. 1957. 8vo. cloth. xi, 170, (2) pages. First edition. Printed at the University Press, Cambridge under the direction of Brooke Crutchley. History of perhaps the most famous papermaker in England. A discovery of business ledgers covering the period 1780 to 1787 led to this book. Also contains information on the importation of Whatman paper to the U.S. Ex library from Ipswich Public Library with their bookplate and markings. READ MORE
London: Methuen, 1954. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 172 pages. First edition. This fine study of papermaking includes much previously unpublished material on James Whatman, to whom William Balston was a right-hand man until Whatman's death. The book is attractively printed on fine mould-made Whatman paper. Jacket is foxed and price clipped. READ MORE
With an Appendix on Alternative Fibers by Winifred Lutz.
New York and Tokyo: Weatherhill, (1983). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. x, 318 pages. With an Appendix on Alternative Fibers by Winifred Lutz. Second printing of first edition. Divided into two major sections; the Craft in Japan; and the Craft in the West. Practical advice interlaced with historical background. Three tipped-in paper samples. Near fine. READ MORE
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, (1955). 4to. tape-backed stiff paper wrappers. (v), 86 leaves. Pre-publication edition. Chapters on inks, paper, storage, deacidification, lamination, etc. This was Barrow's first study on paper printed here for the first time. READ MORE
Introduction by Annemarie Sehimmel.
(Istanbul): ISKI, (2000). small folio. marbled paper pattern reproduced on covers. 91; 111 pages. Introduction by Annemarie Sehimmel. First edition. A collection of essays on the making of ebru. Full color illustrations. Text in English and Turkish. READ MORE
(Istanbul): Ebristan Publication, (2001). small folio. simulated leather with inlaid marbled specimen, dust jacket. 155 pages. First edition. A history of marbling in Turkey followed by a practical manual in the production of Ebru. Full color illustrations. READ MORE
Istanbul, Turkey: Ebristan, 2001. 4to. cloth with inset on front cover, dust jacket, marbled endpapers. 155, (5) pages. Table of contents, acknowledgments, conclusions. A study of modern Turkish marbling techniques. Author is a professor at imar Sinan University in the Department of Traditional Turkish Handcrafts. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 8vo. paper covered boards, dust jacket. 448 pages. First edition, of which this is the second printing. A consideration of all things paper - its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers - written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness, Patience and... READ MORE
Amsterdam: G.H. Buhrmann's Papiergroothandel, 1942. 8vo. cloth. xvi,270,(2) pages in first volume; second volume contains a large number of indentified paper specimens loosely inserted in a cloth case. 2 volumes. Second printing. Historical and practical look at papermaking accompanied by demonstration paper samples. The samples include examples of just about every conceivable paper of use to the printer. Covers rubbed. Remnant of paper label on front free endpaper. READ MORE
Tokyo, Japan: Bunseido Press, 1979. miniature book (7.5 by 5.0 cm). stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 30, (8) pages. First edition, limited to 128 numbered copies. Table of contents. The results of the authors' field research in Polynesia. With a glossary of Polynesian terms and references. Also includes black and white illustrations and specimens. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, quarter leather binding w/ slipcase. 104 pages. This book, limited to an edition of 300 copies, tells the story of Edward Seymour and his firm, The Fancy Paper Company. This British company manufactured marbled and other decorated (fancy) papers for the bookbinding and related industries from about 1919 to 1971. With eighteen illustrations showing their methods and copies of correspondence, and twenty tipped-in... READ MORE
(Berlin): John Gerard, (1992). small 4to. Gray paper covered boards opening from either end with pages accordian style. 10 leaves printed on both sides. Limited to 20 numbered copies signed by Gerard and Best. Text and Images by Fritz Best. A double-sided accordion fold book with pulp paper images and text by Fritz Best, produced in collaboration with John Gerard on handmade papers of cotton. Images and text for Tag on one side of the... READ MORE
Leipzig: Fachbuchverlag, (1979). 8vo. paper-covered pictorial boards. 232 pages. Frst edition. A technical manual demonstrating how to make recycled paper. Includes numerous diagrams, charts, graphs, and bibliographical references. Corners bumbed, stamp on half-title. READ MORE