THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER. Dard II Hunter.
THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER.
THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER.
THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER.
THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER.

THE LIFE WORK OF DARD HUNTER. A Progressive Illustrated Assemblage of His Works as Artist, Craftsman, Author, Papermaker, and Printer.

Chillicothe, 1981-83. Two volumes. 12 x 17. Frontis, (8), 198; frontis, (9), 131 pages, plus numerous inserts. Full chestnut morocco by Gray Parrot, ruled in black & gilt, Hunter armorial device gilt on Vol. I, Hunter watermark gilt on Vol. 2. Each volume in a cloth tray case with morocco title label. Fine. With the prospectus to Vol. 1; the only one issued. Item #6498

One of the great 20th century press books. One of 50 deluxe sets (of a total 150 sets) signed by Dard Hunter II; each volume is #144. In addition to the full leather bindings the deluxe copies were printed on a heavier stock of handmade paper; several extra specimens and illustrations have been added in Vol. 2.
Vol. 1 covers Hunter's early career from 1904-11 with copious detail and illustrations from his work at the Roycroft Studios; the volume closes with a section on his stained glass creations from 1904 to 1943. There are 194 colored and 65 b&w tipped-in illustrations; most printed to resemble the originals in both paper and color, requiring hand-cut tinted blocks and in some cases watercolors to achieve the desired fidelity.
Vol. 2 covers Hunter's life with paper from the Mill House in Marlborough, NY (1912) to Papermaking by Hand in America (1950). There are extensive photographs from all periods, about 50 tipped-in samples of Hunter's papers and watermarks -- many full-page, and a bibliography with samples from the original publications. Printed with a Washington handpress on handmade paper with Dard Hunter II's hand-cut and cast type. A monumental memorial for an extraordinary life.
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