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Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966, author.

Papermaking : the history and technique of an ancient craft / by Dard Hunter.

2nd ed., rev. and enl.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1947.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 611 pages, [2] folded leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, map ; 24 cm
Reference Library
TS1090 H83 1947 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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BEIN 2019 1678: Dust jacket. "Reprinted May 1957."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Papermaking -- History.

  • 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.