1948 INDIGENOUS PAPER of MEXICO / El Papel Indigena Mexicano ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** Early Mexican Papermaking ASSOCIATION COPY
EL PAPEL INDIGENA MEXICANO - HISTORIA Y SUPERVIVENCIA, por Hans Lenz.
(INDIGENOUS PAPER of MEXICO - HISTORY and SURVIVAL, by Hans Lenz.)
Published by Rafael Loera y Chavez, Editorial Cultura, Mexico City, 1948. First Edition. TEXT in SPANISH.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket and Slipcase, half red-leather and vividly decorated cloth covered boards, 4 raised spine bands, two leather spine labels with gilt lettering, 9x13.5 inches (23x34.5 cm), 281 pages, in paper dustjacket printed in red and black. Housed in a green paper covered slipcase with a paper title label.
Contains 11 tipped-in indigenous paper samples, 308 numbered illustrations (drawings and photos), 4 maps, and colorful title letters and chapter headings. Includes a bibliography, glossary and index.
ASSOCIATION COPY. Copy of DARD HUNTER, with a SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the Author, Hans Lenz, to Dard Hunter on the half-title page, and the AUTHOR'S SIGNED TYPED LETTER to Dard Hunter tipped-onto a blank prelim page.
The Author's SIGNED and DATED INSCRIPTION reads: "To Dr. Dard Hunter / Cordially / Hans Lenz (signed) / 5.15.1950".
The Author's typed, SIGNED LETTER to Dard Hunter is dated May 16, 1950, and was addressed to him c/o The Paper Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The letter was sent from Hans Lenz's address in Mexico. The letter refers to this book.
Condition: VERY GOOD book, a TLS is tipped-onto a blank prelim as noted above, a relevant informational sheet and pamphlet are tipped-on to the facing blank prelim, author's signature and inscription is on the half-title, otherwise the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, lovely, very presentable copy. In a FAIR paper dustjacket whose spine has tears, holes and splitting that has been repaired / reinforced with clear tape, otherwise the dj is complete and doing its job. In a GOOD slipcase that has some scrapes and edge wear.
RARE FIRST EDITION, with RED LEATHER and COLORFULLY DECORATED COVERS, 11 PAPER SAMPLES, dustjacket and slipcase. (Please Note: Many later editions, with plain covers, no slipcase, and lacking actual paper samples, are often mistakenly identified as first editions or 1948 editions.) The signature, inscription, and signed letter by the author to the great papermaker Dard Hunter make this copy especially rare.
About DARD HUNTER (from Wikipedia):
******William Joseph "Dard" Hunter, b.1883 d.1966, was an American authority on printing, paper, and papermaking, especially by hand, using sixteenth century tools and techniques. He is known for, among other things, the production of two hundred copies of his book Old Papermaking, for which he prepared all aspects: Hunter wrote the text, designed and cast the type, did the typesetting, handmade the paper, and printed and bound the book. A display at the Smithsonian Institution that appeared with his work read, "In the entire history of printing, these are the first books to have been made in their entirety by the labors of one man." He also wrote Papermaking by Hand in America (1950), a similar but even larger undertaking.******
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