Mr Gladstone's Washi. A Survey of Reports on the Manufacture of Paper in Japan. The Parkes Report of 1871


Published by Bird & Bull Press, Newton, PA, 1984
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Title: Mr Gladstone's Washi. A Survey of Reports on...

Publisher: Bird & Bull Press, Newton, PA

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover


Folio. Color facsimiles as described below, including 20 illustrations on 20 sheets loose as issued in separate paper portfolio. Original red quarter morocco, morocco lettering-piece on spine, patterned paper boards; original publisher's board slipcase (slipcase slightly toned at edges, otherwise in fine condition). LIMITED EDITION, number 275 of 500 copies. The entire text of the Parkes Report is included in facsimile, as are full-size color reproductions of twenty Japanese watercolors depicting papermaking. They are reproduced here for the first time. Also printed is a letterpress facsimile, on Japanese paper, of thirty woodcut illustrations from the rare and famous 'Kamisuki Chohoki' which the watercolor artist used as his models. Laid-in: broadsheet prospectus for the book. Bookseller Inventory # 400218

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