"It is the aim of this book to give accomplished bibliophiles and amateur booklovers an insight into the methods employed by the makers of paper in all parts of the world and from all periods; also it is the desire to interest and instruct papermakers, workers in watermarking, etchers, engravers, printers, bookbinders, paper salesmen, and all users of paper" - Foreword
The title provides a history of paper and papermaking beginning with ancient times. Early papermaking processes and methods, early watermarks, handmade and machine-made papers, as well as the chronology of papermaking /paper / use of paper are covered. Unabridged republication of the second edition of this work as published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. Includes bibliography, index, and notes.