Serious Play. Decorated Paste Papers by Carol J. Blinn. Carol Blinn.

Serious Play. Decorated Paste Papers by Carol J. Blinn.

Easthampton: Warwick Press, 2006. 7 x 9 1/2. 64 pages (stenciled & calligraphic title page, 31 pages, 26 leaves with 22 paste paper specimens). Bound in paste-paper-over boards, exposed spine with Coptic sewing stitch. In orange paper chemise & matching slipcase with spine label. Fine. Item #14065

A delightful book. One of 35 copies, written, designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by Blinn. There is a 31-page autobiographical introduction about Carol's apprenticeship (1973) first as a letterpress printer at The Gehenna Press, then as a binder & paste paper maker with Arno Werner. Carol discusses her various processes & techniques for each of the 22 specimens. There is a list of Warwick Press books using Carol's papers, and a list of papers made for other publishers' books.

Price: $2,500.00

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