19 December 2002
[PAPERMAKING]. TINDALE, Thomas and Harriet R. The Handmade Papers of Japan. Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1952.
4 volumes, 2o (335 x 271 mm), and one envelope. Photographic frontispieces, numerous illustrations, facsimiles and reproductions, many examples of paper bound- or tipped-in, numerous hand-colored prints, 5 samples of fibers, portfolio including 20 leaves of watermarks. Original patterned blockprinted wrappers sewn Japanese style, printed paper labels, silk caps at spine ends, color blockprinted paste-downs; publisher's rust cloth folding-case, printed paper label (upper joint starting).
FIRST EDITION. One of only 250 sets. An illustrated history of Japanese papermaking including The Handmade Papers of Japan, The Seki Collection, The Contemporary Collection, The Watermark Collection, and Fibers.
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