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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.

My Blog: 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats techs prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. I love the way they present the statistics.

Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’re enjoying the current timeline series on Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper. Happy New Year, everyone. Here’s to a wonderful 2015.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper

Year 105: Han Emperor Ho-Ti’s chief eunuch T’sai Lun invented first batch of “modern” paper. The paper was called T’sai Ko-Shi, meaning: “Distinguished T’sai’s Paper” – It’s a felted material formed on flat, porous molds from macerated vegetable fiber (probably bamboo). He is revered as the patron saint of modern papermaking (China)

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1.

2nd Century: Book of Han

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper

111 – Book of Han complete – Chinese classical history – first mention of Japanese people (China)

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper since the year 1.

 

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