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Updated Apr 14, 2017

WATER COLOR PAPER SAMPLE BOOKS & BLOCKS

late 1800s- early 1900's

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J Whatman Paper Sample & History Book

Made by artisans in 1931 with singed original prints
 
This rare limited edition Artisan Book was produced in 1931 in a small run.
 
It features original art work- engravings, wood block prints etc. on various papers hand made in the Whatman Springfield Mill
 
Also included are pages of blank paper samples with labels of the type of paper
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.
 
The book is in wonderful condition as shown in the photos. Its original tissue jacket is protected by a removeable plastic book cover. The board covers of this hard bound book are lined with heavy hand made paper. The covers as well as the liners show very slight yellowing. Archival tissue has been used between pages to protect the tipped in images.
  (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.
 
This limited edition book is in very good 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 mill was closed.

 
 
J Whatman Paper Sample and History Book 1931 $420
BOOK HC6

Price Includes shipping US Priority Mail - ships only in USA 50 states

Please look at the photos & read the whole listing. only one available- sold as is - no returns
 
 
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The 160 year history of world renown Whatman papers is illustrated throughout
Five of the art works are signed hand tipped original Etchings
plus Prints and a photo.
 
 
 
A page with illuminated print -hand painted colours with real English gold

Enlarged seal on Book's cover
 

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