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Papermaking : the history and technique of an ancient craft

Author: Dard Hunter
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1978, ©1947.
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Discusses every aspect of papermaking --its history, methods, tools, and watermarking.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966.
Papermaking.
New York : Dover Publications, 1978, ©1947
(OCoLC)561799573
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dard Hunter
ISBN: 0486236196 9780486236193
OCLC Number: 4077165
Notes: "Unabridged republication of the second edition of this work as published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York."--Title page verso.
Description: xxiv, 611, xxxvii pages : illustrations ; 22 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 Shotoku 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 begins in earnest --
The watermarking of machine-made papers and the use of watermarks in detecting 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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