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Alan Isaac Rare Books

James Whatman – Father & Son


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Author: BALSTON, Thomas

Published by: Metheun & Co. (London, 1957)

8vo, xii, 170pp, ii. 10 plates, map and 4 in-text illus. Brown cloth, gilt to spine. Colour printed d/w.

Balston’s research and access to original papers has established James Whatman I to be the first manufacturer of wove paper, if not its inventor.  A full account is given of the operations of the famous 18th century mill and the associated watermarks. A fine, largely un-cut copy with d/w sunned to spine.

Cat. ref.: 85