Ann Arbor, MI: The Legacy Press, 2018,
First Edition. large octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 352 pp. The Legacy Press, New. Item #27750
The first 500 hardcover copies include three paper specimens measuring 8.5 x 6.5" in a glassine envelope at back. In this important and long-awaited book, Timothy Barrett, internationally known authority in hand papermaking and Director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, offers the first comprehensive “how-to” book about traditional European hand papermaking since Dard Hunter’s renowned reference, Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft. Very fine, without flaw.
This book, which includes an appendix on mould and deckle construction by Timothy Moore, is aimed at a variety of audiences: artisans and craftspeople wishing to make paper or to manufacture papermaking tools and equipment, paper and book conservators seeking detailed information about paper-production techniques, and other readers with a desire to understand the intricacies of the craft. European Hand Papermaking is the companion volume to Barrett’s Japanese Papermaking – Traditions, Tools and Techniques. 394 illustrations.