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Made by artisans in 1931

with signed original prints



This rare limited edition Artisan Book was produced in 1931
with art work on various papers
hand made in the Whatman Springfield Mill
A page with illuminated print -hand painted colours with real English gold
The book is made with all hand made paper samples of various hand made paper,
of a generous 7 inch by 11 inch size. This gives a great feeling for these masterfully hand made papers that Whatman was known for. Some are thick whilst others are as thin as tissue.
16 pages(8 leafs) which are blank except for label of paper texture and weight.
And a 26 page history of paper making at the Springfield paper mill. A total of 42 pages (21 leafs)
The 160 year history of world renown Whatman papers is illustrated throughout
Five of the art works ares signed hand tipped original Etchings
plus Prints and a photo.


Some pages have partial watermarks of the era.
This artisan sample book is a generous a 7 by 11 inches approximately. The hard bound showing deckel page edges here and there.
Some pages have a watermark or partial watermark of the era.
In condition shown: the boards of this hard bound book are covered in heavy hand made paper
and as such it has some stains , dents and scuffs as to be expected with age of such an artisan piece
The pages inside are very clean only some light toning here and there.
( note photography and computer screens do not give justice the actual artisan quality of this book)
Pages - some of which have deckel edges are a bit out of registration - to be expected for a hand made book of this age.

Very nice condition considering its 82 years of age .
This delightful artisan sample book is a rare chance to see these historic papers in one place, from their glory days, before this most historic paper mil was closed.
cover above showing some wear and closeup of ream stamp on cover
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