Item #91112 TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN. JAPANESE PAPERMAKING, MAINICHI SHINBUNSHA.
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
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TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
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TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
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TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
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TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN
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TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN

TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN

1973. Item #91112

[JAPANESE PAPERMAKING]. Edited and compiled by the Editorial
Committee for the Tesukiwashi Taikan; editorial staff: Bunsho
Jugaku [and others], with the cooperation of the Printing Bureau,
Ministry of Finance, the Paper Museum, the National Papermaking
Technology Association, and the National Federation of
"Tesukiwashi" Makers' Associations. TESUKI WASHI TAIKAN. Tokyo:
Mainichi Shinbunsha [Mainichi Newspapers], 1974.
5 huge chitsu cases (each box is approximately 21 x 16 x 6
inches and weighs around 30 lbs.) containing a total of 1001
mounted paper samples:1000 numbered samples, plus 1 unnumbered
sample of Uzokogami (Vol. 1, portfolio 5). Samples are mounted on
and enclosed in kozo paper wrappers, either individually or in
groups of 2-4, with explanatory letterpress. The paper samples are
fine but for the usual and expected offsetting from samples that
contain untreated organic materials, such as buckwheat, bark, etc.,
and a couple of samples that were treated with oil to boost their
waterproofing qualities. The wrapper sheets are grouped and housed
in colored paper portfolios within the chitsu cases. 7 text
volumes (bilingual: Japanese and English, 14 6/16 X 7 5/16 inches,
various pp.), some illustrated, some with samples. Limited to
1000 copies, this set is number 649.
Each of the boxes has a text volume comprised of a table of
contents, essays that relate to the type of papers included in the
portfolios in that particular box, and a list of the papers
included in the portfolios, along with the names of their makers:
v. 1. Kizukigami. v. 2. Sukimoyogami. v. 3. Wazomegami. v. 4. Kako
washi. v. 5. Chiyogami. Katazomegami. The first box contains
another volume of equal size; it is a "Chronology and Glossary" of
papermaking, again in both languages, but with a Japanese-language
(only) index to the complete set at the end of the Japanese text.
The second box also has another dual language volume, it is a slim
photo-essay, "How Japanese Make Paper By Hand," that is of equal
size to the text volumes. All text volumes, except "How Japanese
make paper by hand," are printed on double leaves of kozo paper,
Japanese style, and sewn in paper wrappers, Japanese style.
A complete set, housed in the original, green cloth-covered
clamshell boxes. All have some external spotting but are
internally fine. Each clamshell box is housed in the publisher's
protective cardboard carton with labels.
To quote from Soren Edgren's description of this work, from a
catalogue published in 1978, "The beauty and value of this
collection defy description. The numbered samples with their
detailed bilingual data constitute a Papermaking Museum. Another
undertaking approaching this magnitude is inconceivable today." It
is the ultimate work on the subject.

In excellent condition overall. HOWEVER, please note this set is
specially priced to reflect the fact that it is missing the
"Chronology and Glossary" of papermaking, a pamphlet usually found
in the first box.... And, it lacks Folio 484 with a sample of
"Ganryo Hikizomegami Oodan".... The printed pamphlet will be
supplied in a copy.... The paper sample being missing the set only
has 1,000 of 1,001 paper samples, and has been priced to reflect that.

Price: $5,500.00

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