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Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

3rd century—The secrets of paper-making are starting to move out of China; first to Vietnam and then to Tibet.

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

3rd Century:

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

In the 3rd century, fragments of codices exist from 2nd c, but earliest extant complete codices date from 3rd c. The codex format became prevalent in many cultures during the 3rd to 8th centuries.

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

Folios: Papyrus, parchment
Covers: Limp leather
Attachments: Leather thong tackets, knotted on inside, or side-stab binding
Stitching: Link
Structure: Flat back
Block: Most books single-quire, fore-edge trimmed
Closures: Leather wraps, fore-edge, head, tail, envelope flaps

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

In the 2nd century, the greatest amount of writing in the world (Latin and Greek) was done in Egypt.

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

Year 175 – Chinese invent printing from stone rubbing (soft paper mashed into text inscribed in stone) – ink was rolled across the back of the sheet

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

2nd Century: Haggadah

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

Between years 170 and 280CE—Haggadah compiled
(Jewish religious text which lays out the order of the Passover Seder)

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper

2nd century – Earliest extant multi-quire codices (books with more than one section/signature/gathering and sewn on the spine).

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline. See my blog for the rest of the series.

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