Wednesday, July 2, 2008

On the Decay of Paper


The introduction of wood fiber into the manufacture of paper, its economical production and the attractiveness of the article so produced have combined to tempt the paper maker not to make for "all time," but for the day, and only sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.

Modern methods of book illustration require a paper of fine, even surface, with the property of semiabsorption of printers' ink, and this latter requirement has resulted in the very considerable use of what is known as "half sized" paper — i.e., paper which has but a small proportion of gelatin or other size, on which the permanent cohesion of the paper depends. Such paper cannot resist the influences of alternate variations of temperature and humidity to which all books are exposed, and thus ultimate decay is probable. — Notes and Queries.

The Wedding "Obey"

She was not made out of his head to top him, not out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved. — Matthew Henry.

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