Le Clert, Le Papier Paris 1926


PAPER (2). LE CLERT, LOUIS. Le Papier. Recherches et notes pour servir a l'histoire du papier, principalement ā Troyes et aux environs depuis le quatorzičme sičcle... Avec préface par Henri Stein... Ouvrage publié sous le patronage de La Société des Bibliophiles Franįois. I-II. Paris (a l'Enseigne du Pégase) 1926.

Folio (about 420x280 mm.). (6 blank), (9), X-XIV, (3), 4-266, (2 blank); (7),270-530, (2, last blank) pp. 1 coloured mounted frontispiece, 78 plates (all, including 54 in colour or tinted, 1 double-page, and 16 consisting of watermarked paper).
Sewn as issued (uncut) in original printed wrappers, partly loose in the hinges. Printed in 711 numbered copies, this is number 624. In 2 new linen cloth boxes.

"Volume one covers technical considerations including watermarks, size & format, and social and economic conditions. It discusses some 30 paper mills in the area. Volume Two is devoted to all known artisans who worked in the mills, plus apprentices and paper merchants. The fifteen folding plates are watermarks formed in the paper. Wood engravings in the text are by Burnot. Color plates after watercolors were printed by Jacomet. Printed by Protat in a re-casting of Deberny types on Canson et Mongolfier paper handmade for this edition. Headpiece borders and tailpieces are combinations of Garamond ornaments (each a variation on a theme) composed at Lanston Monotype" (The Veatchs Art of the Book).

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).

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