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Re: Early Paper Books?



Sally Jackson wrote:
>
> Dear Bright Friends,
>
> I am very puzzled by something I ran across today.  I was reading "Book
> Illumination in the Middle Ages" by Otto Pacht, and on page 14 he says:
>
> It has recently been further established that the Christian community
> actively favoured codices in paper at an early date, certainly by the
> second century; in other words, there was a change towards the codex but
> to one made with cheap writing material.
>
> Further, on page 18:
>
> Early Christian codices, made of paper. . .
>
> All the information I have been able to find elsewhere says that
> paper was introduced into Europe in the 12th or 13th century.  Pacht
> makes a very clear distinction between paper and papyrus, so I don't
> think it possible that he's referring to papyrus in these quotes. Can
> anyone shed more light on this?
>
> Sally
Sally,

Ullman Stromer started his Papermill outside of Nuremberg in 1168 about.
Paper was made in Italy about the same time, I will have more on this by
tomorrow, as I have an extensive Library of Books.
charles


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