PRACTICAL REMARKS ON MODERN PAPER. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY LEONARD B. SCHLOSSER: Murray, John PRACTICAL REMARKS ON MODERN PAPER. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY LEONARD B. SCHLOSSER: Murray, John

PRACTICAL REMARKS ON MODERN PAPER. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY LEONARD B. SCHLOSSER

Murray, John

Published by Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania, 1981
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8vo. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. 120, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 300 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and has the following statement written in ink by Morrs "Binding sample #2, 7-10-81." (Heaney A30). A reprint of a book by John Murray in 1829 on the state of papermaking at that time. It discusses the impact on the usefulness and longevity of paper of some of the practices used by the industry. The book is prophetic in tone in light of what has occurred during the last 150 years. Schlosser has added an excellent introduction explaining Murray's concerns with using shorter paper fibers in mechanical papermaking machinery, the increased use of minerals in the pulp, the introduction of chemical bleaching, and the introduction of sizing into the pulp. Henry Morris has added his own introductory remarks about other aspects of John Murray's life. He has also reprinted several abstracts on other Murray discoveries such as a "New Method of Saving Lives in Cases of Shipwreck and of Fire," a "New Shower Bath" and a respirator for aid in breathing. Some foxing along edges of cover. leather spine, decorative paper-covered boards. Bookseller Inventory # 120253

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Title: PRACTICAL REMARKS ON MODERN PAPER. WITH AN ...

Publisher: Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Bird & Bull Press

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