By: Munsell, Joel
Rhubarb-colored cloth with gilt and black spine titles and black cover decorations, 13 by 20 cm, 263 pp. Heavy fading on the spine, loss at the head and tail of the spine, an insect hole near the foot of the spine, light corner wear, and the front hinge is cracked. A history of paper, arranged chronologically, from 670 B.C. until 1877. While some entries stretch to a couple of pages, most are short paragraphs or even single sentences, for instance “1852. Nov. 17. Todd & Brother’s paper mill at Cooperstown, was burnt. Loss about $30,000; insured, $6,000,” or “1874. A canoe was constructed of paper by E. Waters and Son of Troy, N.Y. It was 14 feet in length, 28 inches in width, and 23 inches in greatest depth. It was made of linen paper, one-sixth of an inch in thickness, moulded while soft upon a solid wood form, and afterwards highly polished and varnished. It was designed for a voyage from Albany to the Gulf of Mexico. Its weight was 58 lbs.” Indexed.
Title: Chronology of the Origin and Progress of Paper and Paper-Making
Edition: fifth edition, with additions
Publisher: Albany, New York, J. Munsell: 1876
Book Condition: Fair
Seller ID: 1991