Item #11818 Hand Made Paper. Japan Paper Company.

Hand Made Paper.

NY, Price list dated May 1923. Fifty-seven specimens of fine handmade papers for printing, from Italy, France, England, Spain, and Japan. Measuring 20 x 13 inches and smaller, each is folded in half and printed on the first page in a variety of colors & typefaces, ornaments, & illustrations; the JPC number is printed on the 4th page. A few of the largest have dust soil on the deckle edge, but most are fine. Held loosely in portfolio of decorated boards (11 x 15) by an elastic band (broken). This copy (no. 853) is presented to Western Highways Builder. With 2 price lists. Item #11818

A rare collection of luxurious printing papers no longer available. About 42 specimens are folded together and comprise the way this copy of the portfolio was issued. Several specimens are dated 1923, as is the Price List. Four are mould-made. The extra specimens laid in are variously dated. "Curfew," the paper developed by Bruce Rogers for T. E. Lawrence's "Odyssey" is dated 1933. An April 1917 Price List gives the uses: "For Private Editions, De Luxe Books, Club Books, Announcements, Circulars, Broadsides, Advertising Literature and for the printing of Etchings, Wood Cuts, Engravings, Etc. Suitable fro Photogravure, Gelatine, Steel Plate, Wood Cut and Letter Press printing."

Price: $2,800.00

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