Cover image for By his own labor : the biography of Dard Hunter
By his own labor : the biography of Dard Hunter
Baker, Cathleen.
Personal Author:
First trade edition.
Publication Information:
New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xxv, 332 pages, 71 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Plate no. 46 from a photo in Rare Book Room.
Personal Subject:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library TS1098.H8 B34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Buffalo Collection Non-Circ
Central Library TS1098.H8 B34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library TS1098.H8 B34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Central Library RBR HUNTER 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Rare Books-Appointment Needed
East Aurora Library TS1098.H8 B34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Local History

On Order



Hunter (1883-1966) was simultaneously a scholar in the field of paper history, technology, and materials, and a designer and craftsman and designer of books, letter types, stained glass in the American Arts and Crafts Movement. This work concentrates and his work achievements, although some discussion of his personal life is included. Accompanying the text are 76 pages of black & white and color illustrations of Hunter's work in a variety of mediums, as well as photos of friends and family. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Dard Hunter, a unique craftsman and scholar, has been an inspiration to all interested in papermaking and the book arts. Now, readers can finally discover the real Dard Hunter, a more complex and interesting man than any of the legends have portrayed. His life is presented in this thoroughly researched work by Baker, who researched and wrote the text during a decade. Baker had exclusive access to the Hunter archives, the majority of which had not been seen by anyone outside the Hunter family. She had support of Dard Hunter III, who invited her to live in Hunter's mountain house for several years while working on this project. The book is organized into chapters describing significant projects. Baker provides a concise overview of Hunter's life in chronological order and lengthy appendixes ("Papermaking by Hand: Materials and Techniques," "Moulds and Watermarks Associated with Dard Hunter"), descriptive bibliography, sources, notes, and acknowledgments. Anyone slightly interested in papermaking and book art should have this book in their library. All levels. J. V. L. Trieschman; Marian College

Google Preview