Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

Dard Hunter
688 pages
B&W illustrations
8.5 x 5.25 inches

A classic work on the art of papermaking, this book traces the craft's history from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and America. The foremost authority on the subject covers tools and materials; hand moulds; pressing, drying, and sizing; hand- and machine-made paper; and more. Over 300 illustrations show actual pages from rare books and scrolls, scenes of past and present papermaking techniques, materials, and watermarks.

This is a reprint of the second, revised and enlarged, 1947 edition.