Buntpapier: Herkommen, Geschichte, Techniken, Beziehungen zur Kunst. Albert Haemmerle, unter Mitarbeit von Olga Hirsch.

Buntpapier: Herkommen, Geschichte, Techniken, Beziehungen zur Kunst

Munich: Verlag Georg D.W. Callwey, 1977. Hardcover. Second printing, all samples are facsimiles. 255p., hardbound in laminated decorated boards and enclosed in its dust jacket. Numerous tipped-in leaves show vivid colors including metallic onlays (usually bronze), and even reproduce texture to fingertips, but a swift glance at versos' bright whiteness confirms modernity. A former owner supplied a brodart-like dj protector to this huge heavy tome and fastened it to itself, a cover-cover that is sturdy and worthwhile, so we have left it in place unmolested: dj and casing appear to be as excellent as is the rest of the book - virtually as new in publisher's utilitarian cardboard slipcase. Laid in is a TLs on Dawson's Book Shop letterhead, with Muir Dawson's observations re these matters. A key starter item for your collection of books about endsheets.

The Muir Dawson perusal declares that the two Cockerell specimens are original in first issue, the sole originals amongst the multiple modern reprisals. Not surprising there was no great abundance of true surviving leaves, and that the second printing made do entirely with copies.

Cat.No: 262698
ISBN: 3766703889

Price: $95.00