J Whatman, 1931, specimen book of papers. Requires repair
Specimen book of J. Whatman handmade paper, incorporating the story of Whatman paper and of W. & R. Balston Ltd.'s Springfield Mills.
Published in 1931 to showcase the range of papers made at the Springfield Mill it contains 42 pages with colour and mono prints and a beautiful illumination with gold gilding. The font was designed specifically for this piece.
Held at some of the most prestigious libraries including Oxford University, Library of Congress amongst others this is a must-have for any collector of fine hand-made paper.
This copy requires rebinding but is complete including all prints and pages.