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Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltonia by Walter Charleton, 1654
'Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltonia' by Walter Charleton was published in London in 1654. It contains several mentions of paper folding.

A full copy of the work can be accessed online here.



Paper Lanterns

Towards the foot of page 186 the text reads, ' Afterward, fold the cloth, as Boyes do paper for Lanterns, or lay it in waves or pleights of different magnitude ...'


Paper Pans

Towards the foot of page 299 the text reads, 'And from the same Cause is it, that a sheet of the finest Venice Paper,if so folded upwards in its Margines, as to hold Oyle infused into it, and laid upon a gridiron over burning coals, doth endure the flame without inflammation for a good space: Which some Cooks observing, use to fry Bacon upon a sheet of paper only.'