first edition Hardcover
1950 · Chillicothe
by Hunter, Dard
Chillicothe: Dard Hunter, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. beige linen-backed decorated boards, printed paper spine label in two colors. Fine in fine brown morocco spine lettered in gilt and beige cloth clamshell box. 326 pages. Folio, 43 x 30 cm. Limited edition, copy 69 of 210, 200 of which were for sale; however, as noted in his own bibliography there were only 180 completed. "The last work of the Mountain House Press and the author's magnum opus, this book provides a history of American papermaking by listing and describing the first paper mill in each state from 1690 until 1811 ... There are in the book 123 facsimiles of documents and watermarks and forty-two reproductions of labels used by these early paper manufacturers. The book is printed on Dard Hunter's paper." This last, most
ambitious work, with more illustrations and samples than any of the earlier works: the bold, and elegant type was designed by Hunter's son, Dard Jr. As usual, all type-setting and presswork for the book was done by father and son.
A bright fresh copy. (Inventory #: 21713)