First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies. Handprinted by Claire Bolton at her Alembic Press. Contains 11 actual tipped-in samples of Indian handmade paper. Chapters entitled India Before Paper, Islamic Paper in India, The Making of Islamic Paper, The Revival of Indian Handmade Paper and Contemporary Indian Papermaking. 48 pages. cloth- backed boards.. oblong small 8vo..
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Book Description Alembic Press. Book Condition: Used - Like New. 1987. Winchester: Alembic Press, 1987. 7 1/2 x 11. 48 pages, eleven tipped-in paper specimens. quarter bound in rust cloth, jute-cotton paper as text; with block-printed endpaper. is Fine. Bookseller Inventory # Q07336
Book Description Alembic Press, Winchester, Hampshire, England, 1987. Book Condition: Fine. No. 93 of 150 copies. Oblong 8vo. [48 pp.]. 11 tipped in paper samples of which 1 is from the 19th century. Bibliography. The colophon: " A limited and numbered edition of 150 copies hand-set in 14 point Kennerly and printed on an Arab Foolscap Folio treadle platen at The Alembic Press. The paper used for the text of this book is 130 gsm Gunny [jute & cotton] waterleaf. Both it and the Indian paper samples were made at the Sri Aurobindo Mill in Pondicherry. The endpaper design is by Barbara Bliss and is printed on an Islamic Islamic Sunn Hemp paper made by Bundo in Sanganir". Cloth and boards. Designed endpapers. Front cover has design motif. Bookseller Inventory # 1008902