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A Papermaking Safari to Africa by Peter Thomas (b. 1951) and Donna Thomas (b. 1957) - Signed First Edition - 1995 - from John Howell for Books (SKU: MR819-002)

A Papermaking Safari to Africa

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A Papermaking Safari to Africa

by Peter Thomas (b. 1951) and Donna Thomas (b. 1957)

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Santa Cruz, CA: Peter & Donna Thomas, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is No. 86, printed letterpress on Peter's cotton rag and Msasa paper with illustrations by Donna Thomas, binding by Peter and Donna, SIGNED by Peter and Donna on the colophon. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 inches. [iii], (56) ff. Illustrated title page, linocut historiated initials throughout; text clean, unmarked. The book itself is bound with cross stabbed stitching, with the title page the first page and stiff paper at the rear, the stiff paper at the rear fits into a 3-sided chemise with front and rear cover pockets, the rear pock holds the text block and the front pocket holds 2 paper samples, 1) a South African paper made by John Roome, and 2) a Zimbabwean paper made by Walter Ruprecht, the boards are covered on the outside with brown paper decorated with a zebra pattern; binding square and tight, the fore-edge of the text block curls a bit. SIGNED by Peter and Donna on the colophon. MR819-002. Very Good. Report of lessons learned on a trip to South Africa to teach paper making and to surf. Peter and Donna Thomas are well-known in the paper-making, fine printing, and artist's books worlds since 1974. Bradbury elaborates on the Thomas' vision: "To see the book as art, to consider the form, structure, textures and content rather than only the information required new ways of thinking about the book." REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2896.


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John Howell for Books US (US)
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A Papermaking Safari to Africa
Peter Thomas (b. 1951) and Donna Thomas (b. 1957)
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First Edition
Peter & Donna Thomas
Place of Publication
Santa Cruz, CA
Date published
Peter Thomas, Donna Thomas, A Papermaking Safari to Africa, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition

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About John Howell for Books

John Howell for Books specializes in California books and ephemera, fine press, miniature books, the history of printing and books, fine press and artists books. I offer my books at my website and about 5 or 6 books fairs a year. I also distribute lists through email which include first offers for new material, so sign up for lists on my website, I am always looking to buy books in my specialties.


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