Drawing. Ink on heavy paper, with artist's signature in pencil. 15" x 22". In very good condition, light mat burn around image from a previous frame. A peaceful image of a dozing tabby cat. Confident and bold dry brush over wash. Gertrude Freyman (1901-1994) was an American artist, illustrator, educator, and interior designer.
New York: Augustin, 1944. With an Introduction by Dard Hunter. Mounted frontispiece printed in red & black. 41 photo plates, text illustrations and maps. 120pp. of text. Tall thin 8vo, decorated cloth, d.w., N.Y.: J.J. Augustin, (1944). Fine in very good d.w. The all but lost art of fabricating paper from the inner bark of the fig tree.
Hannover: Hahn'sche Hof-Buchhandlung, 1861. Holzschnitte und Zeichnungen, unter besonderer Berueksichtigung der dazu verwandten Papiere und deren Wasserzeichen. Frontispiece and 8 plates showing 57 watermarks. 4to, red 1/2 morocco (rubbed), original printed wrapper bound in. Hannover: Hahn'sche Hof-Buchhandlung, 1861. Internally near fine.
Newtown: Bird & Bull, 1988. Foreword & Commentary by Henry Morris. 4to, paste paper boards, gray leather spine, with label. Newtown: Bird & Bull, 1988, Limited edition The book is set into a specially made clamshell case, and is accompanied by a generous portfolio of assorted and varying ephemera material. One of 300 copies. Prospectus included.
New York: George Sas at The Marble Hill Press, 1968. 2 reproductions of 15th century woodcuts. 2 pages of text followed by 5 pages of charts, thin 4to, printed wrappers, string tied. New York: George Sas at The Marble Hill Press, (1968). A fine copy. One of 100 copies privately printed from hand-set Jessen types on Strathmore papers.
161 illus., 2 paper specimens. 398 + xxiii pp. 8vo, pictorial cloth, d.w. (chipped). N.Y.: Knopf, 1943. The first of Hunter's books to be published in a commercial edition, but containing "a selection of material from the expensive editions," and aimed at giving "accomplished bibliophiles and amateur booklovers an insight into the methods employed by the makers of paper in all parts of the world and from all periods ... to instruct papermakers, workers in watermarking, etchers, engravers, printers, book...