This rare limited edition Artisan Book was produced in 1931
with art work examples on various papers
handmade in the Whatman Springfield Mill
The book is made with handmade paper samples by J Whatman. This gives a great feeling for these masterfully made papers that Whatman was well known for.
The book contains a wide selection of papers, some thick and others tissue thin. 16 pages are blank except for the letterpress paper type identifier.
The content includes a history of Whatman covering 160 years and their papermaking at the great Springfield Mill.
There are various artworks within including, photographs, copperplate etchings, wood engraved prints showing various processes of hand papermaking and a beautiful example of illumination with gold leaf, gold powder and ink,
The text is a hand cut alphabet.
Please note that the photographed example is our copy and has been well handled and examined over the years - the two copies we have for sale are in better, cleaner condition.