The Art of Papermaking. Translated into English by Richard MacIntyre Atkinson, B.A.

By: Joseph Jerome le Francais de Lalande (1732-1807)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Folio. 14 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches. [vi], 118, [2] pp. Half-title, title-page with mulberry tree silhouette printer's device, 14 plates (1 folding) printed on blue mold-made paper, explanation of plates, index and glossary, mulberry silhouette printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Half brown leather, orange burlap sides, gilt ornamental rules on sides, spine titled in gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. CB1020-001. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 405 numbered copies, this is copy number 228, SIGNED by Ian V. O?Casey, paper-maker and publisher. This is one of 365 copies hand-bound in half leather. Text set in twelve point Baskerville and printed on all rag mould-made paper, decorative handmade papers for the illustrations and endpapers felted by Ian O'Casey of Ashling Handmade Papers, Shannon, Ireland. The text in this volume is the FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITION of Joseph Lalande's 1761 treatise, Art de Faire le Papier (1761), which was the first detailed description of the paper-making craft, issued at a time when paper-making had already achieved an industrial scale. This first treatise on paper-making was originally published in the series Descriptions des Arts et Metiers in Paris, issued by the Academie Royale des Sciences. Illustrations on plates 1, 2, 44, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 make use of gravures created in 1698 and are representations of paper mills that had already been in existence for centuries in France prior to the creation of the illustrations. Introduction by Henrik Voorn, "sometime" President of the International Association of Paper Historians.

Title: The Art of Papermaking. Translated into English by Richard MacIntyre Atkinson, B.A.

Author Name: Joseph Jerome le Francais de Lalande (1732-1807)

Categories: Fine Printing,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Mountcashel Castle, Kilmurry, Sixmilebridge, Co. C, The Ashling Press: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: CB1010-001

Keywords: Joseph Lalande, The Art of Papermaking, Richard MacIntyre Atkinson, Ian O'Casey, Ashling Press, Fine Printing, Papermaking, Book Arts, Art de Faire le Papier, History of Trades, Academie Royale des Sciences, Henrik Voorn