Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1986. 8 x 10. 123 pages with 40 paper samples. Large folded broadside "South China Post" is laid in, as issued. Quarter black morocco & morocco tips, decorated paper boards. Fine copy. Item #17730
One of 325 copies. The paper samples, all collected by McClure during the 1920's & 30's, represent a wide variety of substances and uses. There are detailed notes for each specimen. McClure, an authority on bamboo, lived for many years in China, where he studied the papermakers and wrote this previously unpublished thesis. The thesis and thousands of paper samples had been stored in trunks until discovered by Elaine Koretsky, who provides an introduction to the book. B&B A42.