A Papermaking Pilgrimage to Japan, Korea and China.

By: HUNTER, Dard (1883-1966).

Price: $2,500.00

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4to. 148, [4] pp. Frontispiece, illustrated with 68 photogravures and drawings, index. With 50 examples of paper tipped-in. Original quarter black gilt and red-stamped morocco, decorative paper printed with a pattern from an old Korean woodblock by Gerhard Gerlach, brown hand-numbered slip-case (repaired with kozo). Ownership inscription of Frederic P. Klund; Occidental bookplate. Near fine. LIMITED EDITION, being no. 230 of 370 numbered copies, each signed by both Dard Hunter and the publisher Elmer Adler. Beautifully printed and designed book as per Dard hunter's altitudinous standards. It contains 50 specimens mounted at the rear, each collected by the author during his "pilgrimage" to the traditional handmade papermakers and paper mills of Japan, Korea, and China. In the 1930s, he visited paper mills, and papermakers in Japan, Korea, China, Siam, Indochina, and India, and established a school of papermaking in Rajahmundry, India, in 1937. He established the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939 (moved to the Institute of Paper Technology, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1954. – David Shavit, The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary, 1990, p. 254. REFERENCES: See: Hunter, My Life with Paper, pp.127-129; Leonard B. Schlosser, An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking, Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1968, p. 13.

Title: A Papermaking Pilgrimage to Japan, Korea and China.

Author Name: HUNTER, Dard (1883-1966).

Categories: Other,

Publisher: New York:, Pynson Printers, 1936.: 1936

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: B2620

Keywords: Papermaking