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Studies in Invalid Occupation by Susan E Tracy, 1910
 
'Studies in Invalid Occupation' by Susan E Tracy was published by Whitcomb and Barrows in Boston in 1910. Inter alia, it contains sections on paper folding and paper cutting.

A full copy of the work can be found here.

This book mentions some other sources of paperfolding designs:

'Scientific Paper Folding' by Prof David Smith of Teacher's College, New York City, is possibly a reference to the 1901 edition of T Sundara Row's 'Geometrical Exercises in Paper Folding, published by The Open Court Publishing Company in Chicago, of which David Eugene Smith was one of the editors. I cannot trace a separate book called 'Scientific Paperfolding' published under his name.

Unfortunately, at present, I also cannot trace dates for, or details of, either a series of books on paperfolding by Kate F Hobart, or any books by Mr K Kinonchi of the Kyoto Normal School.

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The designs explained in this book are:

Dory 1 (from a square) - The Keelboat

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Dory 2 (from a square) - a version of the Paper Boat folded from a square.

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Dory 3 - the Paper Boat

No illustration but this is clearly the standard Paper Boat from an oblong.

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Sailboat - The Sailboat

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The Catamaran or Double Boat

No illustration provided but the instructions on page 30 are clearly for this design.

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The Gondola

No illustration provided but the instructions on page 30 are clearly for this design.

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The Chinese Junk

No illustration provided but the instructions on page 31 are clearly for this design.

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The Nantucket Sink - The Sanbo on Legs

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The Flying Bird - The Flapping Bird

Said to be of Japanese origin.

The author seems to confuse this design with the Paper Crane when she writes:

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The Japanese Frog - The Blow-up Frog

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Paper Lanterns - The Fold and Cut Paper Lantern

No illustration but the desription is clear.

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Apple Seed Mousetraps - The Fold and Slit Cage

No illustration but this is clearly a version of the Food and Slit Cage design.

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May Baskets - the Woven Heart Basket

No illustration but this is clearly the Woven Heart Basket, initially made without rounding off the corners to create the heart shape.

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Jacob's Ladder - The Witch's Ladder

No illustration but this is clearly the Witch's Ladder used as a handle for the May Baskets.

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Another May Basket - The Spanish Box

No illustration but this design is clearly a simple version of the Spanish Box, but without the pleated decorations.

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