Books On Books Collection – Maureen Richardson

Washi Tour, Japan: October 1995 (1995)

Washi Tour, Japan: October 1995 (1995)
Maureen Richardson
H151 x W225 mm
Twenty-eight pages bound in four-hole Japanese stab binding. Cover paper produced by Mr. Seiki and Mr. Michiharu Kikuchi, visited during the tour. A limited and numbered edition of 100 copies Monotype set and printed in 12 point Old Style by Claire Bolton of The Alembic Press. Published by Richardson, Romilly, Brilley at Hay-on-Wye. Ten copies were set aside for a deluxe edition. This is number 81 of the main edition.

The cover papers supplied by two of the papermakers Richardson visited.

Clockwise from the top; Hon Mino-shi; Najio-Maniai-shi (the gray square is recycled accounting book paper mixed with clay); paper cloth made from kozo fibre, shaken in only one direction for strength; kozo fibre coated with hon’nyaku, crumpled and cooked in lime; mitsumata.

Added to the pleasure of the text is the ability to touch and examine the samples of washi in this exquisite little book.

Marbled Samplebook (2017)

Marbled Samplebook (2017)
Maureen Richardson
H100 x W350 mm
Sixty leaves of marbled papers folded into alternating squares, rectangles and triangles. Case bound in blue leather, blue headbands, papers tipped into sewn binding, marbled doublures. Unique.

It is hard to resist unfolding a sheet to enjoy a larger view of its pattern and the feel of the paper.

Further Reading

The First Seven Books of the Papier Biënnale Rijswijk

Bolton, Claire, and Richardson, Maureen. Isis Papyrus (Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1990).

Richardson, Maureen. Plant papers : handmade papers from garden plants and re-cycled papers with domestic equipment (Hay-on-Wye: self-published, 1986).

Richardson, Maureen. Plant papers’ paper plants (Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1989).

Richardson, Maureen. Vegetable Papyrus (Hereford: Berrington Press, 1998).

Richardson, Maureen. Grow your own paper : recipes for creating unique handmade papers (N.P.: Diane Pub Co., 1999).

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