London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Ltd, 1901. Hardcover. Bound in maroon cloth covered boards with maroon leather spine titled in gilt. The leather on the spine is split along the front hinge and there is a large chip to the spine leather. The boards remains attached; although, the front board is a little loose. Ex-library with library stamps to fore edge and copyright page. Clean interior filled with samples of color printing and many articles. Browning and foxing to margins of most pages. Occasional smudge marks. Previous owner signature dated 1902 to front free endpaper. Full marbled edges and endpapers. An attractive interior and an interesting publication. 320 pages plus 72 pages of ads to rear. ART/090220. Very Good.
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Buffalo and Rochester, NY: The Karl C. Franklin Paper Co., n.d. Softcover. A scarce piece of paper ephemera that is likely from the 1920s. This booklet advertises papers made by the District of Columbia Manufacturing Company for the Karl C. Franklin Paper Company. Both The Karl C. Franklin Company in New York and the District of Columbia Paper Manufacturing Company were active from the early twentieth century. The DC company was well known for their fine papers, producing their own papers in their mill in Washington DC. Their 1924 publication, Designs & Typography for Cover Paper, features samples created by esteemed designers, demonstrating how the company's paper could be used for advertising, taking into consideration color, size, paper weight and other features, such as deckling. This paper sample book demonstrates their quality and many of the papers they produced. This booklet was issued by the Karl C. Franklin Company to advertise available papers to their customers. The Franklin Company became the Franklin-Cowan Paper Company in the 1930s and is still in business today.The papers include antique heavyweight, antique and ripple, 65 pound antique, and special finishes. Each paper type came in a variety of colors. The folding sample booklet measures 9 x 18 inches and is folded twice to create three sections to show the paper types. The red outer wrappers are decorated in with an art deco design and contain the relevant printed information. A near fine copy. BOB/081820. Near Fine.
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1980. Hardcover. One of 300 copies. This interesting essay and accompanying illustrations first appeared in The Paper Maker in 1966. The prints that are the subject of the essay were originally included in booklets of cigarette paper as premiums to induce "chain buying." The twenty four prints roughly illustrate the art of papermaking in late 18th century Spain. Bound in patterned cream paper reproduced from an 18th century French woodblock design with a title label to spine. Composed in Times Roman types and printed on Ingres-Büttenpapier. Prospectus is laid in. In fine condition. Octavo. Unpaginated. BOB/072820. Fine.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1993. Hardcover. Number 71 of 210 copies. A fascinating account by papermaker and historian Nigel Macfarlane of his travels to visit papermakers and paper mills throughout India and Nepal. He describes their processes and products and includes several photographs of papermaking in North India. The text is followed by 20 beautiful paper samples. He includes a papermaking chronology for the two countries and a short bibliography. Bound in a red and cream paper with a n intricate design, with cream linen spine with a leather title label. The book was composed in Dante types by Golgonooza Letter Foundry and printed on Arches Mouldmade paper at the Bird & Bull Press. Bound by the Campbell-Logan Binder. In fine condition. Measures 6 x 9.25 inches. 103 pages. BOB/072820. Fine.
London: FAber & Faber, 1959. Hardcover. Author John Mason of the Leicester Institute of Art describes his processes for producing handmade papers. There are many black and white ililustrations by Rigby Graham to document the various steps. Hard bound in glossy red and cream paper with cream spine. Spine is faded and chipped at the top. Interior is clean and bright with two handmade paper samples bound in at the book's rear. Very good condition. Missing dust jacket. 95 pages. BOB/072820. Very Good.
New Haven: the jenny-press, 2007. Softcover. Number 39 of 300 copies printed at the Yale Reprographic and Imaging Services. This boo has two main sections. The first has answers to questionnaires given to and returned by book artists for whom handmade paper is integral to their work, and by non-profit institutions that support hand papermaking The second section contains bibliographies. Softcover with blue paper covers with titling to front cover that has a die cut opening that shows a swatch of handmade paper underneath. In near fine condition. Measures 5.25 x 8.25 inches. 89 pages. BOB/072820. Near Fine.