The Invention of Printing in China and its Spread Westward; Paper's Thousand Year Journey from China to Europe.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1931. 8vo, xxviii, 282, (2)pp. with 40 illustrations and charts. Original black cloth, dust-jacket. Revised edition with an introduction by Douglas McMurtrie on Carter. A very important book in the study of the history of paper making and printing, tracing paper making and block printing’s course westward through the Turks, Islam, the Mongol Empire, Persia, and Egypt, and their usage for creating fabrics and playing cards before coming to Europe; also touching on moveable type in China and Korea, and its rediscovery in Europe. Item #107202

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