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Re: Early Paper Books?
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- Subject: Re: Early Paper Books?
- From: Charles Mohr ok <livres@EARTHLINK.NET>
- Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 15:37:40 -0800
- Message-Id: <199801292331.PAA21276@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
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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?
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.