[Books about Books]. Simmons, James. Crocker, Alan & Martin Kane.
Diaries of James Simmons, Paper maker of Haslemere, 1831-1868. (Signed by the editor).
The Tabbard Private Press
Square small quarto, pp 190. 18 tipped in illustrations and bound in at the back are 2 examples of paper made in 1989 on a Simmons mould, with the post horn watermark and the countermark J Simmons 1812.
"From 1831 until shortly before his death at the age of 84 in 1868, James Simmons, master paper maker in the small market town of Haslemere in Surrey, kept a diary. It provides a unique and fascinating account of the family and business affairs of a struggling country paper maker in the mid nineteenth century."
Edition: Limited edition, No. 172/210
Binding: Cloth over Boards, leather spine label
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 16846