Pfeiffer, Gordon (editor)

Published by Delaware Bibliophiles and Oak Knoll Books, New Castle, DE, 1991
From Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB (NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.)

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8vo. quarter cloth, printed paper over boards, leather spine label. 81, (3) pages. With an introduction by Gordon A. Pfeiffer and four wood engravings by John DePol. Limited to 200 numbered copies (Berger B40). Set in Bell and printed on mouldmade paper by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press. This work is based on an original article written by Barbara Benson about the general history of papermaking in Delaware. To this has been added two previously published articles - "The Gilpins and their Endless Papermaking Machine" by H.B. Hancock and N.B. Wilkinson; and "Papermaker Joshua Gilpin introduces the Chemical Approach to Papermaking in the U.S." by Sidney M. Edelstein. Finally there is a previously unpublished thesis written by Patricia M. Brown outlining the history of the Curtis Paper Company in Newark, Delaware. This is an important article as little has previously been published about the history of this mill which eventually supplied paper to so many of America's fine book producers. The four original wood engravings by John DePol beautifully illustrate a number of the mills and a papermaking scene. quarter cloth, printed paper over boards, leather spine label. Bookseller Inventory # 33045

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Publisher: Delaware Bibliophiles and Oak Knoll Books, New Castle, DE

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Bird & Bull Press

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Oak Knoll sells, publishes and distributes books in the fields of: Bibliography, Book Collecting, Book Arts, Books about Children's Books, Book History, Bookplates, Book Trade, Forgery, Censorship, Libraries, Publishing, Bookbinding, Book Design, Book Illustration and Graphic Arts, Marbling, Color Printing, Printing and Printing History, Papermaking and Paper Specimens, Typography and Typeface Specimens, Private Press Books and Fine Printing. Oak Knoll Books (Cedar Lane Inc dba Oak Knoll Books) 310 Delaware St New Castle DE 19720 302-328-7232 Robert D. Fleck Oak Knoll is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and thus affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. These organizations stand for professionalism in the world of books so look for these logos when buying books.

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