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        Oak Knoll has purchased all remaining copies
        Of Dard Hunter & Son by Bird & Bull Press

PA): Bird & Bull Press, 1998, 4to., quarter black morocco, leather spine
label, Japanese cloth-covered boards, cloth-covered clamshell box with
leather spine label. 152, (6) pages, with 30 additional pages and 6
additional leaves of paper & printing samples, and reproductions.       $675.00

Finely letterpress printed in an edition limited to only 225 numbered
copies, of which 180 are presubscribed. Oak Knoll is offering these
remaining copies at the original in-print price through January 1, 1998.

Henry Morris' Bird & Bull Press has now published a new Dard Hunter book,
which aims in part to "provide a reasonable taste of the original [The Life
Work], sufficient perhaps to appreciate the unstinting quality of the
artistry and uncommon skill that was lavished on this work," and in part to
provide additional material, including some on Dard Hunter II. The
introduction by Mr. Morris is followed by Dard Hunter II's account of the
writing of his father's biography, followed in turn by Dard Hunter III's
short account of the life of Dard II, with color plates.

Dard Hunter & Son documents Hunter's early Roycroft days, studies in Vienna,
stained-glass windows, first paper mill in Marlborough NY, early watermarks,
typefounding experiments, the move to "Mountain House," brief venture into
large-scale hand papermaking, later moulds and watermarks, and his

Each topic is complimented by appropriate illustrations. There are three
tipped-in-plates with 55 color reproductions of marbled and paste papers by
Hunter in his Vienna days, three samples (reprints by Bird & Bull) of
two-color cover designs for Roycroft, photos of the Marlborough Mill and a
reduced-size reprint of a Hunter [I] poster drawing of the mill, original
leaves from various publications, a bound-in sample of paper made by Dard
Hunter and two by his son, tipped-in photos of Dard Hunter demonstrating
papermaking at MIT in 1946, and a tipped-in facsimile of a page of notes
made by Dard Hunter while visiting an English paper mill. The book concludes
with a ten-page facsimile of the journal kept by Dard Hunter II while
writing The Life Work. In all, there are about seventy individual text
illustrations or facsimiles, twenty or so tipped-in plates, and sixteen
reprints by the Hunters, and print reproductions by Bird & Bull. Set in
Ehrhardt type and printed on Frankfurt mould made paper at Bird & Bull.

The multi-talented Dard Hunter (1883-1966), who eventually settled upon
papermaking and the history of paper as his life's work, is a person of
considerable interest in the recent history of the book arts. Relatively
little, however, of a biographical nature has been published about him:
chiefly his own autobiography of 1958, and the Life Work of Dard Hunter by
his son, Dard Hunter II (1917-1989), itself an impressive work printed in
Dard Hunter II's own type, and produced in a very limited edition in the
early 80s.

To order please call  (302) 328-7232, fax (302) 328-7274, or e-mail:

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310 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720 USA
Phone (302) 328-7232 / Toll-free 1-800-996-2556 / Fax (302) 328-7274
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