William Balston Paper Maker, 1759-1849. By Thomas Balston. 8vo, pp.xii,172, plates, 22cm, London, Methuen & Co, 1954.
Set in Monotype Bell and printed at Cambridge University Press on a mould-made J. Whatman paper. Portrait frontispiece, 14 other inserted plates, other drawings in the text. Rust cloth with gilt spine titling. Ownership signature of Rigby Graham. A very good copy.
William Balston was the apprentice of the paper-maker James Whatman (1741-98). He founded Springfield Mill in 1806 with the determination to make the finest and most durable white papers in the world.