Do you have any books or maps in your library from the 1600-1700's?
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I have one book from 1729, everything else is post 1800. What subject are you interested in researching?
A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: The Life of William Dampier: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer By Diana and Michael Preston
come November**, and I was looking for reference material of the shipping trade, English politics, or culture during this period. Failing that, I was hoping to get a scan of any page of your book to compare to my earliest book to discuss the effort and variances of the printing process during this period.
Thank you for stepping forward!
**Book Group will be created shortly to allow for signups. I'm a bit of a maverick book moderator; to see what I'm like, check out the Poisonwood Bible Book Group Read taking place right now.
The invention of a machine for using wood pulp occurred in the 1840's. Wood pulp wasn't commonly used for paper until the second half of the 19th-century.