Paper Making as an Artistic Craft. With a Foreword by Dard Hunter. Illustrated by Rigby Graham

By: John Mason (1910-1980)

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Book Condition: Used: Very Good


REPRINT EDITION, first edition 1959 by Faber and Faber, reprinted at the Twelve by Eight Press in 1963. 8vo. 8 3/8 x 6 inches. (96) pp. 8 paper samples tipped in including the frontispiece (the paper samples include botanical specimens, illustrations, or printing), illustrations throughout, glossary, index; text clean, unmarked. Parchment paper wrappers, 12 X 8 design in gilt on front cover, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, soiling to covers. MM319-019. Very Good. This volume is a useful step-by-step manual of non-mechanized paper-making techniques, written to "prompt artists to make their own paper using the simple and direct methods of the old paper makers." Includes 8 tipped-in samples of hand-made paper, produced by John Mason at Twelve by Eight Press and individually selected for each copy. The samples are crafted from materials gathered by Mason in the English countryside; then the vegetable fibers are cooked and macerated in his own miniature laboratory. The book represents transatlantic collaboration, as it includes a foreword by noted American papermaker Dard Hunter. Includes illustrations throughout by English landscape and Romantic topographical artist Rigby Graham (1931-2015).

Title: Paper Making as an Artistic Craft. With a Foreword by Dard Hunter. Illustrated by Rigby Graham

Author Name: John Mason (1910-1980)

Categories: Paper Making,

Publisher: Leicester, Twelve by Eight: 1963

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, As Issued.

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: MM319-019

Keywords: Paper Making as an Artistic Craft, Dard Hunter, Rigby Graham, John Mason, Paper Making, Papermaking