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LIMITED EDITION of 450 copies, this is one of 425 copies quarter-bound in Classic vellum with buckram sides, edited and designed by A. S. Money who supervised its printing on Clan mold-made rag paper made by Wookey Hole Mill, text set in 12 point Garamond type, and typographic decorations by Terence Fowler. 4to. 11 3/8 x 8 1/16 inches. [x], (102) pp. Half-title, title page printed within brown typographic border, typographic ornaments throughout, decorative initials, 14 illustrations, printer's device on title page and colophon, tailpieces; text clean, unmarked. Quarter parchment, brown buckram over boards, brown leather spine label title in gilt, gilt decorations on boards, top edge gilt, illustrated end-papers, glassine dust-jacket; binding square and tight, jacket chipped and spine of jacket toned. Muir Dawson's copy. Fine copy in Very Good jacket, there is no slip case. Ronald Reed was a Professor at the University of Leeds; he was respected internationally for his scientific work on ancient leathers and parchment, particularly for his optical and electron microscopic studies. This volume explains the role of parchment throughout western history, and especially it role in conserving the records of homo sapien's cultural knowledge.
Title: The Nature and Making of Parchment.
Illustrator: F. Neville Swaine.
Categories: Book Arts,
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Leeds:, The Elmete Press,: 1975
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 0.00 Item
Seller ID: SFK418-001
Keywords: Ronald Reed, The Nature and Making of Parchment, Elmete Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition