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My Life With Paper, An Autobiography., Dard Hunter (1883-1966).
1 Dard Hunter (1883-1966). My Life With Paper, An Autobiography.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. [i], (xiv), (236), (x) pp. 58 illustrations, 2 specimen sheets bound-in, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked, offsetting on page 144 from second specimen sheet. Gilt- and blue-stamped brick red cloth, top edge stained blue, printed dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, top edge faded, offsetting in rear end papers, dust jacket price-clipped and creased on back cover. Very Good. Each copy has one piece of paper hand-made by Dard Hunter and one piece of Chinese spirit-paper which he collected. Hunter was an American printer, paper-maker, and authority on paper-making who traveled around the world to study the paper-making traditions of many countries. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Weygand Tightwad Beater: Its Design & Construction., James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).
2 James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003). The Weygand Tightwad Beater: Its Design & Construction.
Nappanee, IN: Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1970 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. 8vo. 6 1/2 x 5 inches. [ii], (35) pp. Headpieces, figures throughout, specimen paper tipped-in, foldout; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled leather spine, red paper boards, deckle edges; binding square and tight, leather scuffed. SCARCE. Very Good. Printed on an 8 x 12 press by James Lamar Weygand at the Private Press of the Indiana Kid, this is 1 of 100 copies printed on Antique Laid IK paper made at the Weygand Tightwad Mill. In this volume, Weygand explains his beater, which he uses to make his own paper for printing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Paper Making as an Artistic Craft, with a Foreword by Dr Dard Hunter., John Mason (1910-1980).
3 John Mason (1910-1980). Paper Making as an Artistic Craft, with a Foreword by Dr Dard Hunter.
Leicester: Twelve by Eight Press, 1963 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LATER EDITION. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. (96) pp. Paper sample frontispiece tipped-in, illustrations by Rigby Graham throughout, 5 sample papers bound-in, glossary, index; text clean, unmarked. Flexible gilt-stamped wrappers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Prospectus for The Paper Makers Craft tipped-in on rear pastedown. Pall Bohne's copy with his pencil notations on rear pastedown. SIGNED by author on page 6, November 1969. Very Good. John Mason is a paper maker from Leicester, UK. He wrote this book in the hopes of preserving the art of making paper by hand and inspiring others to take up the craft. 
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4 Mastercraft Papers, Ltd. Price list and correspondence.
Corking, Surrey: Mastercraft Papers, Ltd., 1979 Collectible: Very Good 
3 price lists from Mastercraft Papers Ltd., dated 1st December 1979, 1st September 1980, and 1st November 1982, with pencil notations, single sheets printed on both sides, except the 1979 list is printed on 1 side with 2 sheets stapled together. Typed letter SIGNED from Marnix Zetteler to G. Wakeman of the Plough Press. In addition, this lot contains a manuscript note, signed from Marie-Helene Olive dated May 30, 1997 on Christie's Auction House, London, note-pad paper. Very Good. Small lot of price lists and a single piece of correspondence between Marnix Zetteler of Mastercraft Papers, Ltd. The letter, SIGNED by Zettler, is dated 26 June 1981 and is addressed to G. Wakeman of the Plough Press, Loughborough, Leicestershire. Zetteler mentions a visit to the Plough Press the day before, and confirms an order for products from Mastercraft Papers. The Plough Press was founded by Geoffrey Wakeman in 1967 in Loughborough, Licestershire. Wakeman (d. 1987) learned letterpress printing from Philip Gaskell at the College Press in Glasgow. The majority of Plough Press books were limited editions, letter press printed, and hand bound. In 1982, the press moved to Kidlington, Oxfordshire, and produced a bibliography of its works, The Plough Press 1967-1981: Fifteen Years Printing in a Loughborough Garage. In 2012, Marnix Zetteler was reported as living in Okatie, Georgia where he and his wife work at poster restoration. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Aztec and Maya Papermakers.  With an Introduction by Dard Hunter, Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen
5 Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen The Aztec and Maya Papermakers. With an Introduction by Dard Hunter
New York: J. J. Augustin, 1944 First Trade Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST TRADE EDITION. Tall 8vo. 10 1/8 x 6 15/16 inches. [x], 120 pp. Frontispiece is a copy of The Dresden Codex, executed on huun-paper in the period of the League of Mayapan, 2 maps, text figures, bibliography, index, 39 black-and-white photographic plates; text clean, un-marked. Red-stamped greenish-gray cloth, dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight, very light soiling to jacket, foot of spine softened. Near Fine. This is the first scholarly work devoted to Aztec and Maya papermaking. It was chosen by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of the fifty best books on 1944. It thoroughly discusses the processes and materials used by these ancient craftsmen. Contains extensive editorial apparatus. Essential reading for historians, anthropologists, and students of paper-making. 
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