Written by my wife Maureen Green and published by the Janus Press in June 2008, the book is 68 pages with a text that is both a readable and technical survey of the 180 years the Green family made handmade paper.
The chapters are:
- Historical Overview 1805-1987
- Renaissance Range of Papers
- Cairo/Egyptian Trial Papers
- The Closing of the Mill
There are five illustrations, fourteen tipped-in paper samples, and seventeen watermarks from as early as 1817 to the one that was made for the last paper made at the mill, Finale, on which the book is printed. The book is bound in Barcham Green Nefertiti paper with longstitch.
As well as the book there is:
- A map showing the twelve water powered mills that were on two and a half miles of the Loose Stream in 1865. The map is printed letterpress on Finale and opens out to three feet wide
- A portfolio of twelve Barcham Green papers 7 x10 inches enclosed in an India Office paper wrapper
- A portfolio of nineteen historic photographs from 1870 to 1977 of the mill and the processes of handpapermaking together with a diagram of the mill layout in 1978 all enclosed in a De Wint paper wrapper
Except for the photographs and the mill diagram, all the papers used in this project were handmade by Barcham Green and Company at Hayle Mill, Maidstone in Kent, England.
The four components come in a linen covered clamshell box lined inside with Martian Badger paper.
The edition is limited to 200 copies at $800.00 each
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Copies are also available in the UK and Europe from the author for the £ Sterling equivalent of $800.00. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org