Joseph Jerome de la Lande, Art de Faire le Papier

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La Lande's Art of Papermaking was the first real technical account of the manufacture of this indispensible bookmaking material. Trained as a scientist, La Lande set about to compile accurate information about every detail in the papermaking process, which had changed little since its introduction into Europe in the 12th century. The copperplate-engraved illustrations are vivid and technically accurate.


papermaking, 16th Century