The Public Paperfolding History Project

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Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft by Dard Hunter, 1947

'Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft' by Dard Hunter was first published by Alfred A Knopf Inc in New York in 1945. This page is based on a facsimile of the 1947 2nd Edition published by Dover Books in 1978. I do not know how the 2nd Edition differed from the 1st.

A full copy of the 2nd Edition can be accessed online here.


Definition of Paper

From page 5



From page 6


Huun and Amatl

From page 25 / 6


Ancient Papers

From page 82


Ceremonial Use of Paper

It is perhaps significant that there is no mention of the folding and burning of Yuan Bao / Sycee in this chapter.


Selected entries from the Chronology of Papermaking