Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1998. 9 x 12 1/2. 165 pages (including 30 tip-ins: original folio & quarto leaves from Mountain House books, 4 original light-and-shade watermarked papers made by all three Hunters, color photos, and 30 pages of b&w illustrations). Quarter black morocco & golden silk cloth, red leather spine label stamped in gold. Fine in red cloth clamshell box. Inscribed "Binder's sample #2/Rec'd. July 17, 1998/Henry Morris." Item #6864
ONE OF 2 known BINDER'S SAMPLES. This was the color scheme NOT chosen for the 225 numbered copies. Richly illustrated with original light-and-shade watermarked leaves, and 5 original double leaves from Old Paper-Making, Papermaking in Siam, Old Papermaking in China and Japan, Papermaking in Indo-China, and Papermaking by Hand in America. There is also a leaf from Dard Jr.'s The Life Work of Dard Hunter. There are reset pages from Roycroft books and rare ephemera, color photos of DH's stained-glass, marbled and paste papers, b&w photos of moulds, watermarks, and type specimens. Text reprints much of The Life Work of Dard Hunter, along with new material, such as the log book Dard Jr. kept while printing "Life Work." Henry Morris provides illuminating commentary based conversations with three generations of Dard Hunters. Dard III contributed a chapter about his father's work as artist and craftsman, and the making of "Life Work" over a period of 13 years. Morris considers this wonderful book his "magnum opus." Ninety for the Nineties 21. Disbound and Dispersed 215.