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Papermaking at Hayle Mill 1808-1987 for Sale


During my recent trip to Vermont I had the pleasure of getting to know Claire Van Vliet, proprietor of The Janus Press. I was much taken with the various books she showed me. One in particular won my heart, largely because it includes a map of Kent, on which Tunbridge Wells appears. My great great grandfather ran a successful construction company based in Tunbridge Wells which built many of the houses in the region during the latter part of the 19th Century, & early part of the 20th. On a whim, I bought ten copies, eight of which I plan to sell. Here’s a bit more information:

"Papermaking at Hayle Mill 1808-1987 is 68 pages with a text by Maureen Green that is both a readable and technical survey of the 180 years the Green family made handmade paper. (Please click on the link at the end of this description to get an idea of the quality of this collectible, private press limited edition publication)

There are five illustrations, fourteen tipped-in paper samples, and seventeen watermarks ranging from those created in the early 1800s to the one that was made for the last paper produced at the mill, Finale, on which this book is printed. The book is bound in Barcham Green Nefertiti paper with longstitch. In addition to the book there is included: 

 

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 US$800.00 each ." Please go here, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on ‘attachment’ and view a slide show on the book.
 

To order your copy please email me at notabenebeale at gmail dot com

 

Thank you.

 
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