Place and Imprint: Chillicothe, Ohio: Mountain House Press, 1950.
Edition: First edition, number 49 of 210 numbered copies (of which 180 were completed).
Condition: Fine copy enclosed in the publisher's chamshell box (which is a little rubbed and soiled).
Book ID: 28722
Physical DescriptionFolio, original half linen, decorated paper boards, printed paper label, untrimmed. Frontispiece and 164 facsimiles and samples tipped in.
CommentsThe magisterial treatise by Dard Hunter on early American papermaking, from the establishment of the first paper mill in 1691 in Pennsylvania to the introduction of papermaking by machine in 1817. The text is chronologically arranged in 18 chapters by location of the mills and is lavishly illustrated with facsimiles and paper samples. The text was printed by Hunter and his son at their Mountain House Press, on their hand-made paper. Fine provenance: From the library of New York publisher B. W. Huebsch, with the receipt for this copy, signed by Dard Hunter, Jr., laid in. Also laid in is the original prospectus and an invitation to a reception honoring Dard Hunter at Princeton on the occasion of the book's publication. On the invitation is the note: "18 Nov 1950 / Dear B. H. / Would you be interested enough to come to Princeton for this? We're having a small group here for supper at 6:30 before the meeting, and I would be delighted to include you. / Cordially Elmer A[dler]"