The Reign of the Manuscript
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The Reign of the Manuscript
By Perry Wayland Sinks
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Table of Contents
  • THE REIGN OF THE MANUSCRIPT
  • AN APPRECIATION
  • CONTENTS
  • THE REIGN OF THE MANUSCRIPT
  • I THE EPOCHAL INVENTION OF PRINTING
  • II THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRINTING PRESS
  • III THE PERIOD OF MANUSCRIPT LITERATURE
  • IV THE AMPLITUDE OF THE BIBLE IN MANUSCRIPT
  • V THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN LITERATURE
  • VI MATERIALS EMBODYING LITERATURE
  • VII VARIETIES AND CHANGES IN THE MATERIALS OF BOOKS
  • VIII PARCHMENT AND VELLUM
  • IX PAPYRUS
  • X PAPER AND ITS MANUFACTURE
  • XI OTHER MATERIALS OF LITERATURE
  • XII INKS
  • XIII IMPLEMENTS OF WRITING
  • XIV THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PALÆOGRAPHY
  • XV MECHANICAL AND ARTIFICIAL DEVICES OF LITERATURE
  • XVI SOURCES OF THE BOOK-MAKING INDUSTRY
  • XVII THE LITERARY PREËMINENCE OF ALEXANDRIA
  • XVIII VARYING FORTUNES OF THE ALEXANDRIAN LIBRARY
  • XIX CONSTANTINOPLE THE LATER CENTER OF LITERATURE
  • XX MONASTERIES AND THE MONASTIC INSTITUTION
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES
  • Transcribers' Notes
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