Ann Arbor, MI: The Legacy Press, 2019,
Second Edition. large octavo, pictorial wrappers. 352 pp. The Legacy Press, New. Item #28795
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. 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. Note: The first edition (hardcover), which included three paper specimens, is out-of-print; the second edition (softcover) does not include paper specimens. Very fine, without flaw.