Brookline: Carriage House Press, 1991. Two vols. 9 1/2 x 10. 115 pages, tipped-in sample of burnished bamboo paper. Illustrated with numerous photographs of material, processes, and crafts people. Quarter black morocco, textured side papers by Donna Koretsky. A saffron cloth portfolio holds 26 specimen papers, in their original sizes (large ones folded). The specimens are mounted on 14 cards with descriptive text. Both vols. in saffron cloth slipcase. Fine. Item #18489
The instructive specimens include gold leaf & its decorative packet, bamboo, rice, & mulberry papers in various stages, cloth for papermaking moulds, and spirit paper.
Bamboo fiber is soaked for five years in lime and water, then hand beaten for fifteen days to produce burnished bamboo paper, used as substrate for the beating of gold leaf. Copy 189 of 300 sets printed at the Bird & Bull Press.