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Summer Retrospective: All About Paper

One of the most important physical aspects of our collection is the very paper on which the books, manuscripts, and drawings were created. Unsurprisingly, we’ve had quite a few posts on this topic! This week, we invite you to take a look at some of them:

Learning to “Read” Old Paper—what’s the difference between laid and woven paper anyway? Find out!

Was early modern writing paper expensive?—the answer may surprise you!

“Extravagantly Large Paper”—or, does anyone really need margins that big??

The Mystery of Gridded Paper—sometimes, even our conservators get stumped by what they see!

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