PRACTICAL REMARKS ON MODERN PAPER. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY LEONARD B. SCHLOSSER

Murray, John

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8vo. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. 120, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 300 numbered copies (Taylor 30). A reprint of a book by John Murray in 1829 on the state of papermaking at that time. It discusses the impact on the usefulness and longevity of paper of some of the practices used by the industry. The book is prophetic in tone in light of what has occurred during the last 150 years. Schlosser has added an excellent introduction explaining Murray's concerns with using shorter paper fibers in mechanical papermaking machinery, the increased use of minerals in the pulp, the introduction of chemical bleaching, and the introduction of sizing into the pulp. Henry Morris has added his own introductory remarks about other aspects of John Murray's life. He has also reprinted several abstracts on other Murray discoveries such as a "New Method of Saving Lives in Cases of Shipwreck and of Fire," a "New Shower Bath" and a respirator for aid in breathing. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: PRACTICAL REMARKS ON MODERN PAPER. WITH AN ...
Publisher: Bird & Bull Press
Publication Date: 1981
Illustrator: Bird & Bull Press

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Murray, John
Published by Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania (1981)
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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania, 1981. Bird & Bull Press (illustrator). 8vo. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. 120, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 300 numbered copies (Taylor 30). A reprint of a book by John Murray in 1829 on the state of papermaking at that time. It discusses the impact on the usefulness and longevity of paper of some of the practices used by the industry. The book is prophetic in tone in light of what has occurred during the last 150 years. Schlosser has added an excellent introduction explaining Murray's concerns with using shorter paper fibers in mechanical papermaking machinery, the increased use of minerals in the pulp, the introduction of chemical bleaching, and the introduction of sizing into the pulp. Henry Morris has added his own introductory remarks about other aspects of John Murray's life. He has also reprinted several abstracts on other Murray discoveries such as a "New Method of Saving Lives in Cases of Shipwreck and of Fire," a "New Shower Bath" and a respirator for aid in breathing. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. Seller Inventory # 464

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Murray, John; Schlosser, Leonard B.
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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. 1st Edition. 120, [3] pages. Quarter brown Oasis leather and leather tips with paper decorated boards. Gilt-lettered spine. 120, (3) pages. Bound by E. Gray Parrot. #`48 of 300 numbered copies printed from Baskerville Types on Hahnemuhle Ingres-Buttenpapier. Frontispiece. A reprint, re-set, of a book by John Murray in 1829 on the state of papermaking at that time. It discusses the impact on the usefulness and longevity of paper of some of the practices used by the industry. The book is prophetic in tone in light of what has occurred during the last 150 years. Schlosser has added an excellent introduction explaining Murray's concerns with using shorter paper fibers in mechanical papermaking machinery, the increased use of minerals in the pulp, the introduction of chemical bleaching, and the introduction of sizing into the pulp. Henry Morris has added his own introductory remarks about other aspects of John Murray's life. He has also reprinted several abstracts on other Murray discoveries such as a "New Method of Saving Lives in Cases of Shipwreck and of Fire," a "New Shower Bath" and a respirator for aid in breathing. With an introductory essay by Leonard Schlosser, a note from the publisher, Henry Morris, an appendix of abstracts concerning John Murray, a reproduction of the original title page, and a wood engraving of a paper machine from the 1835-40 period as frontispiece. Printed by master craftsman, Henry Morris, on laid, watermarked paper. The book is relatively early in Morris' career. His last book was issued in 2013. Seller Inventory # 009337

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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania, 1981. Bird & Bull Press (illustrator). 8vo. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. 120, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 300 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and has the following statement written in ink by Morrs "Binding sample #2, 7-10-81." (Heaney A30). A reprint of a book by John Murray in 1829 on the state of papermaking at that time. It discusses the impact on the usefulness and longevity of paper of some of the practices used by the industry. The book is prophetic in tone in light of what has occurred during the last 150 years. Schlosser has added an excellent introduction explaining Murray's concerns with using shorter paper fibers in mechanical papermaking machinery, the increased use of minerals in the pulp, the introduction of chemical bleaching, and the introduction of sizing into the pulp. Henry Morris has added his own introductory remarks about other aspects of John Murray's life. He has also reprinted several abstracts on other Murray discoveries such as a "New Method of Saving Lives in Cases of Shipwreck and of Fire," a "New Shower Bath" and a respirator for aid in breathing. Some foxing along edges of cover. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. Seller Inventory # 120253

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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, 1981. Hardback. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. First and only edition. No. 74 of 300 copies. A Fine copy. All original, without ownership marks. With the original prospectus & slip-case. Also comes with signed and numbered bookplate of Fred Siegenthaler loosely inserted.Note the slip-case appears to be unique to this copy as I can find no others. Seller Inventory # 105792

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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania, 1981. Bird & Bull Press (illustrator). 8vo. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. 120, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 300 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and has the following statement written in ink by Morrs "Binding sample H1, 7-10-81." (Heaney A30). A reprint of a book by John Murray in 1829 on the state of papermaking at that time. It discusses the impact on the usefulness and longevity of paper of some of the practices used by the industry. The book is prophetic in tone in light of what has occurred during the last 150 years. Schlosser has added an excellent introduction explaining Murray's concerns with using shorter paper fibers in mechanical papermaking machinery, the increased use of minerals in the pulp, the introduction of chemical bleaching, and the introduction of sizing into the pulp. Henry Morris has added his own introductory remarks about other aspects of John Murray's life. He has also reprinted several abstracts on other Murray discoveries such as a "New Method of Saving Lives in Cases of Shipwreck and of Fire," a "New Shower Bath" and a respirator for aid in breathing. Loosely inserted is an A.L.s. from the binder of this book, Gray Parrot, commenting on sending along sample bindings. Some foxing along edges of cover. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. Seller Inventory # 120252

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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, PA, 1981. 120pp. Edition ltd. to 300 copies printed on "Hahnemuhle Ingres-Buttenpapier." 1/4 Oasis leather and tips over marbled boards. Fine. Seller Inventory # 978

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Book Description North Hills, Pennsylvania Bird & Bull Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Size: 6 ¼ in. x 9 ¼ in. No. 171 of an edition limited to 300 copies. A reprint of an 1829 book by John Murray on the art of papermaking as it then existed. Decorative paper over boards, with leather spine, hinges and tips. 120 pages. Frontispiece. Prospectus (which is folded) is laid in. Seller Inventory # ABE-1297171565

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Book Description North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1981., 1981. Octavo. 120, [2], [1, colophon] pp. Woodcut frontispiece and facsimile title-page. Quarter reddish-brown morocco over cream-colored patterned boards. Spine stamped in gilt. A fine copy, with the original prospectus laid in. Limited to 300 copies. A new edition of Murray's rare work, first published in 1829, expressing concern about the longevity of the paper produced, using current papermaking techniques. Seller Inventory # 11788

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Book Description Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pa, 1981. 120 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 232 copies. One of 232 copies. 120 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco and patterned paper. Fine, with prospectus loosely inserted. Seller Inventory # 41108

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