A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|Subsidiary Sources Consulted / Searched|
a source is listed here it means that I have looked at
the illustrations in an online copy and, where the format
allows, searched that copy for any references to:
If the source is in English the words 'paper' 'fold', 'folded' and 'folding'.
If the source is in French the words 'papier' 'plie' and 'pliage'.
If the source is in German the words 'papier' and 'falten'.
If the source is in Spanish the words 'papiro' and 'pajarita'.
Suggestions that relate to further or better search terms are welcome!
References that relate to paper folding, other than basic references eg to the simple folding of a sheet of paper or a letter etc without any particularly interesting context, have been saved and will be noted in the relevant design or theme pages as time allows.
In addition to those listed below I have visually searched all the illustrated Japanese books in the Pulverer Collection until 1915.
Undated 'Genroku jinbutsu' by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 1 volume
1666 'Shinsen O-Hinagata' Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - no paperfolding material.
1678 'Kokon yakusha monogatari, zen' (Tales of actors past and present, complete) by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material except fans.
1680 'Yokei tsukuri niwa no zu' by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material. Several sake bottles but no decorations.
1681 'Ukiyo hyakunin onna e' (Pictures of One Hundred Women of the Floating World) by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material.
1681 'Yamato yorozu ezukushi' by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material.
1684 'Yamato shino ezukushi' by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material.
1685 'Hogen monogatari, Heiji monogatari' by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material.
1690 'Hinagata Matsu no tsuki' by Take Hiratsuki - no paperfolding material.
1695 'Sugaat-e hyakunin isshu' (Portaits for One Hundred Poems about One Hundred Poets) by Hishikawa Moronobu - no paperfolding material.
1688-1704 'Kosode designs from the Genroku era' Metropolitan Museum - no paperfolding material.
1702 'Yu jo no zu' (Portraits of Courtesans) by Masanobu Okamura - Smithsonian Libraries - Shide and Knotted Letter.
1706 'Yakusha tomo ginmi' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1713 'Shôtoku hinagata' (Kimono Patterns from the Shôtoku Era) aka Shotoku 3 by Nishikawa Sukenobu .
1715 'Hinagata Miyako Akindo' British museum - no paperfolding material.
1716 'Hiinagata chumon cho' by Imura Katsukichi, Metropolitan Museum - no paperfolding material.
1716 '(Chinshoku) Hinagata Miyako fuzoku' (Rare and Popular Kimono Patterns of the Capital) by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1716 to 1735 - Yaro fuzoku - Kimono Pattern Book by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1717 'Sanju'nyo sugata kurabe' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1717 'Jûni bijin zu' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1722 'Akindo kashoku kin' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1719 'Hinagata kiku no nae' Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Thread Containers.
1723 'Onna Fuhzoku Tama kagami' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1725 'Toryu moyo hinagata tsuru no ko' by Tanjiro Nakajima - no paperfolding material.
1729 'Ehon towa kagami' by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 3 volumes
1733 'Ehon minanogawa' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1736 'Ehon tamakazura' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1739 'Ehon Asakayama' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1741 'Ehon chiyomigusa' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1741 (Illustrated Proverbs) by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1744 'Ehon nezame gusa' by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 3 volumes.
1747 (Illustrated Poems) by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1747 'Ehon kame no oyama' by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 3 volumes
1747 'Ehon fude tsubana' by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 1 volume
1748 'Ehon masukagami' (A Bright, Clear Mirror) by Nishikawa Sukenobu - includes paperfolding related material.
1748 'Ehon kai gasen' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1749 'Ehon Ogurayama' (Ogura Hill) by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1749 'Ehon yubu kagami' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1751 'Nyohitsu shinan shu' (Calligraphy handbook) by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1751 Book of Kosode Patterns by Enoki Hironobu, 3 Volumes. Metropolitan Museum.
1754 'Ehon hibiki no taki' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1756 'Ehon Matsutetsikwa' (Flowers Yet to be Picked) by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1758 'Ehon mitsuwagusa' (The Illustrated Lives of Women) by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 3 Volumes
1761 'Ehon komatsubara' by Nishikawa Sukenobu in 2 Volumes
1768 'Ehon Setsugekka' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1768 'Ehon ike no kawazu' by Nishikawa Sukenobu
1784 'Saishiki hinagata kokonoe nishik' Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - no paperfolding material.
Western European and USA Books:
1581 'A briefe and pleasaunt treatise, intituled, Naturall and artificiall conclusions' by Thomas Hill. No paperfolding content. http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A03/A03361.html
1584 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft' by Reginald Scott, from an 1886 reprint of the 1584 original, contains the Fold and Switch Effect and the Buddha Papers.
1629 'Recreations Mathematiques' by Jean Leurechon. Originally published 1624. Mention of a paper ball on page 69 of the premiere partie. https://archive.org/details/recreationsmathe00ette/page/n7
1635 'Hocus Pocus Junior', Second Edition, original 1634, contains the Fold and Switch Effect.
1639 'The mirrour which flatters not' by Jean-Puget de la Serre.
1654 'Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltonia' by Walter Charleton.
1658 'Natural Magick' in 20 books by John Baptista Porta, an English translation of the original work in Latin which was published in Naples in 1559. This itself was extended from the original publication in 1558 in just 4 books. I have not been able to access the 1559 Latin version to check that those items relating to paper folding in the English translation are in the original.
1661 'Humane Industry' by Thomas Powell.
1677 'The Compleat Servant-Maid, Or the Young Maidens Tutor, Directing Them how They May Fit Themselves for Any of These Employments, Viz. Waiting-woman, House-keeper, Chamber-maid, Etc' by Hannah Woolley. No paper folding content.
1795 'Hocus Pocus' Eleventh Edition, by Henry Dean, original 1722, contains the the Fold and Switch Effect, the Buddha Papers and Troublewit. I have not been able to ascertain whether they also appeared in the 1722 first edition, but it seems likely that this is the case.
1801 'Sports and Pastimes of the People of England' by Joseph Strutt.
1822 'Les Jeux de Jeunes Garcons', illustrated by Xavier Le Prince, contains an illustration showing a boy playing with Capuchins and mentions using folded playing cards to weight / decorate the tail of a kite. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k3173313/f1.image
1825 'Domestic duties or Instructions to young married ladies on the management of their households' by Mrs William Parkes. No content relating to paper or napkin folding.
1826 'The Everyday Book and Table Book' by William Hone (Three volumes) https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006774705
1828 'The Affectionate Parent's Gift and the Good Child's Reward' Vol 1 by Henry Sharpes horsley, London 1828. No mention of paper folding but contains a picture of a child wearing donkeys ears.
1841 'A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School' by Catharine Esther Beecher. No content relating to paper or napkin folding.
1855 'The Practical Housewife' by Robert Kemp Philp The Practical Housewife - Google Books contains a method of folding a paper filter, references to paper ruffles / frills and a section on napkin folding.
1875 'A Book about the Table' by John Cordy Jeaffreson contains information on the history of napkins and napkin folding.
1861 'The Book of Household Management' by Mrs Isabella Beeton https://archive.org/details/b21527799/page/n6/mode/2up - no paper folding vcontent and no mention of napkin folding in this book although napkin folding does appear in the 1907 expanded edition.
1869 'Cassell's Household Guide: Volume 1', contains illustrations of paper frills on meat, details of a Draw and Fold and mention of a Workman's square paper cap in the description of how to play Acted Charades.
1871 'The Kindergarten' by Adolph Douai - There is no information relating to paperfolding in this book.
1872 'Collection de caricatures et de charges pour servir à l'histoire de la guerre et de la re´volution de 1870-1871', volumes 1 to 9 held at Heidelburg University https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/caricatures1870_1871ga and volume 1 at Cambridge. Several caricatures with cocottes / newspaper hat / paper boat.
1883 'Hand work & head work' a translation by Alice M Christie of 'Die Arbeit Und Die Neue Erziehung' by Bertha Marenhotz-Bulow. Pages 65 to 67 contain an exemplary extract from 'Kohler's papers on 'Kindegarten Occupations''.
1887 'The Education of Man' (a translation of 'Die Menschenerziehung' by Friedrich Froebel published in 1826) by A N Hailmann, published by D Appleton and Company in New York in 1887. A full copy of this work can be accessed at The education of man / by Friedrich Froebel. The Translator's Preface contains a useful summary of the early development of Froebel's ideas and of the Kindergarten. There are no references to paperfolding in the main text but P109 contains a translator's note which does refer briefly to paperfolding.
1887 'A History of Magic' by T T Tiimayensis, published by J J Little and Co in New York in 1887. Possible mention of the Paper Cup.
1917 'The Magic of Science' by A Frederick Collins. Contains details of several experiments with airflow using folded paper. https://archive.org/details/magicofsciencebo00collrich/page/n7
Godey's Lady's Book (published monthly in USA 1830 to 1878)
1830 - Vol 1 https://archive.org/details/GodeysTheLadySBook1830
1833 - Vol 6-7 https://archive.org/details/GodeysTheLadySBookVol671833
1841 - Vol 12 https://archive.org/details/godeysladysbook22phil
1841 - Vol 13 https://archive.org/details/godeysladysbook23phil
1861 - Jan to Dec https://archive.org/stream/godeysladysbook100hale#mode/2up
Boy's Own Magazine (published 1855 - 1874) and published in collections under various titles.
Boy's Own Magazine: First series: 1857 and 1862
Boy's Own Volume: Second series: 1863 (midsummer), 1863 (Xmas), 1864 (Xmas), 1865 (midsummer), 1865 (Xmas)
Beeton Boy's Annual: 1868, 1870
L'Eclipse (French satirical magazine) years 1868 to 1877 incl https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/eclipse
Le Grelot (French satirical magazine) years 1871 to 1877 https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/grelot
Le Sifflet (French satirical magazine) Issues 1 to 143 of 11/10/1874 (few missing) at https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/sifflet - some covers feature Cocottes.
Mon Journal (French children's magazine). The issues in Gallica are:
1884 - Oct 15th // Nov 15th // Dec 15th - No paperfolding content found.
1885 - 15th of each month except Sept - No paperfolding content found.
1886 - 15th of each month except Sept - No paperfolding content found.
1887 - 15th of each month - No paperfolding content found.
1888 - 15th of months Jan to Sept - No paperfolding content found.
1891 - 15th of months Oct to Dec - No paperfolding content found.
1892 - 15th of months Jan to Sept - No paperfolding content found.
1893 - Oct 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th // Nov 4th / 11th / 18th / 25th // Dec 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd / 30th - No paperfolding content found.
1894 - 52 weekly issues - See 27 Jan 1894 below.
1895 - Weekly issues Jan to Sept - No paperfolding content found.
1896 - Apr 25th // All May and June - No paperfolding content found.
1897 - Jul 17th - No paperfolding content found.
1898 - Weekly issues Oct to Dec - No paperfolding content found.
1899 - Weekly issues from Jan 14th to end Sept - Paperfolding content as shown below.
1902 - Weekly issues Oct to Dec - Paperfolding content as shown below.
1903 - Weekly issues Jan to Sept - Paperfolding content as shown below.
1908 - Oct 3rd - No paperfolding content found.
1910 - Sept 3rd // Nov 14th // Dec 10th - No paperfolding content found.
1911 - Oct 7th / 21st / 28th // Nov and Dec - No paperfolding content found.
1912 - 52 weekly issues - Jan 6th Cocottes on cover see below.
1913 - Weekly issues Jan to Sept - No paperfolding content found.
1920 - Weekly issues Nov and Dec - No paperfolding content found.
1921 onwards not yet checked.
St Nicholas (An American magazine for children - published 1873 to 1930 and possibly longer)
Issues searched: Volume 1 1873/4 to volume 50 1922/3. Source https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000640805