The story of permanent/durable book paper, 1115-1970

  title={The story of permanent/durable book paper, 1115-1970},
  author={Verner W. Clapp},
Litera scripta manet. That the written word endures may be assumed to be an article of faith with all whose interests meet in the pages of this journal. The fact is, however, that by itself the written word has no claims to permanence. For this it is wholly dependent upon the substratum upon which it is inscribed. Through the centuries the substratum has taken many forms the face of a clifT, a marble shaft, or a tablet of clay; a papyrus scroll or an animal skin; a bronze plaque or a sheet of… Expand
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