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By Matthias Koops

Matthias Koops was once a pioneer of mechanical paper-making. He invented new techniques for making paper from wooden pulp instead of from rags, and for recycling paper itself to a during which it can be used for printing. the second one version (1801) of his booklet used to be revealed partially on one of those straw paper and partially on recycled paper; the Appendix used to be 'printed on paper made of wooden on my own, the produce of this country'. Koops's target was once to beat the matter of the shortage of rags for paper-making, which he believed was once a restraint at the improvement of trade and of technological know-how, by means of generating paper from typical resources that have been virtually inexhaustible. even though, the manufacturing unit which he verified went bankrupt after just one yr, and it used to be to be approximately centuries earlier than printing books on recycled paper grew to become a pragmatic threat for the undefined.

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192. It is well known, that the Perfians, when they write to their fuperiors, to whom they wifh to mew in their letters high veneration, write on white paper with gold flowers; and they paint the name and title with gold letters. The gold ink has been prepared different ways; the cuftomary method has been, to mix pure gold and filver in a crucible over the fire, adding porphyrian marble and fulphur, after it has been converted into fine powder, and digefted over a flow fire in an earthen well-covered veflel.

Labial 3 b, p. Labial T) m. Labial H f, ph, v, w. Nafal A n. The art of writing was for a long time entirely unknown in Germany, until the reign [ 33 ] reign of the Emperor Charles the Great, and made even very little progrefs for a number of years after his reign. Contracts and deeds were only registered in very extraordinary cafes, and in general confided to the memory of authentic and refpeciable perfons; and in the prefent time, there is in no country written more than in Germany, which is proved by about one hundred thoufand new publications annually; which confume a vaft quantity of Paper.

Lingual Dental —= n r. s. Labial 3 b, p. Labial T) m. Labial H f, ph, v, w. Nafal A n. The art of writing was for a long time entirely unknown in Germany, until the reign [ 33 ] reign of the Emperor Charles the Great, and made even very little progrefs for a number of years after his reign. Contracts and deeds were only registered in very extraordinary cafes, and in general confided to the memory of authentic and refpeciable perfons; and in the prefent time, there is in no country written more than in Germany, which is proved by about one hundred thoufand new publications annually; which confume a vaft quantity of Paper.

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