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Papermaking : the history and technique of an ancient craft

Author: Dard Hunter
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1947.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dard Hunter
OCLC Number: 383666
Notes: Special Collections copy is in dust jacket; several items laid in, including an undated clipping of a book review, a 1962 keepsake from the Kelmscott/Goudy press, and a 1961 letter from the author to P.K. Thomajan.
Description: xxiv, 611 pages, [2] folded leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Before paper : the writing substances of the ancients --
Ts'ai Lun and the invention of paper : the influence of calligraphy upon paper and the influence of paper upon printing --
Empress Shōtoku and her million printed prayers : the first text printing upon paper to be executed in the world --
The hand-mould : the papermakers' most essential tool, upon which rest the two thousand years of papermaking history --
The maceration of materials for papermaking : from the primitive mortar and pestle of ancient China to the improved Hollander of Europe --
Early papermaking processes and methods --
Paper : a sacred material--the use of paper in the Orient for ceremonies and purposes unknown in the Western world --
The paper and the papermakers of Europe and America during the early years of printing --
Ancient watermarks : six and a half centuries of mystic symbols --
Latter-day watermarks : the nineteenth-century development of watermarks into an artistic and technical achievement --
Papermaking materials : with the eighteenth-century development of printing, Occidental papermakers were forced to begin their search for vegetable fibres never before used --
The paper-machine and its inventor, Nicholas-Louis Robert : the paper-machine revolutionizes printing --
Printing revolutionizes papermaking, and the world-wide quest for new papermaking fibres begin in earnest --
The watermarking of machine-made papers and the use of watermarks in detection of forgery --
Present-day papermaking by hand in Europe --
Handmade papers vs. machine-made papers : paper made by the ancient traditional methods still has a limited use, but the paper-machine has altered every phase of life --
Chronology of papermaking, paper, and the use of paper.
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