Paste Papers by Bookbinders

Paste Papers of the Pioneer Valley, a handsomely designed and printed little volume, is a history of fine printing and binding in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with special focus on decorated and paste papers and nineteen printers. Illustrated with full-page reproductions of nineteen paste papers with short biographies of their makers—”many of whom are the unsung hero-binders of books from fine press publishers such as Gehenna Press, Pennyroyal Press, Cheloniidae Press, Warwick Press, ELM Press, The Lone Oak Press, and Double Elephant Press.”

Published by Kat Ran Press (with Catawba Press). Introduction by David P. Bourbeau. 48 pages printed in full color with reproductions of nineteen paste papers by the above. 5.875 x 8.25 inches. $30 postpaid. More here.  And purchase here.

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