Christine Cox

Archive for January, 2015

2nd Century: Printing from Stone Rubbing in China

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.

2nd Century – Multi-quire Codices

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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