A PAPERMAKING PILGRIMAGE TO JAPAN, KOREA AND CHINA.
NY: Pynson Printers, 1936. 9 x 11. 148 pages + numerous photogravure plates + 51 annotated specimens. Bound by Gerhard Gerlach in black Oasis Niger spine & boards printed with an old Korean woodblock; tooled in gold & red. Bookplate of K. S. Maclachlan. A few tiny scrapes to spine, but a fine copy in slipcase with repaired bottom panel. Item #17747
In the Spring of 1933 Hunter embarked on a journey to visit the "small family paper mills of the Far East" to study those techniques so decidedly different from Western ones. He documented a now vanished world. Hunter also predicted the demise of Western commercially made handmade paper within 30 years. But handmade Japanese paper, an integral part of daily life in Japan, would continue to be made. No. 44 of 370 copies, signed by Hunter. Printed on handmade Japanese mulberry-bark paper. My Life With Paper, pages 109-128.