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  1. A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon at the Southern California Antiquarian Book Show, an Aladdin's Cave for the bibliophile. I was permitted to closely examine and, once or twice, handle books and manuscripts of enormous age. Nothing I could afford, of course. What I found interesting was that the old, laid papers were quite thin. In a lot of television you see people writing with untrimmed quill pens on leaves of quite thick paper (prop managers may be using water color paper) but real manuscript paper would probably handle a lot like Tomoe River - or possibly the old Disney animation pape
  2. I do not remember if, on this forum, I had already made my praise to the Fabriano laid paper called Grifo. Certainly I commented before my penchant for laid papers, as they give me a feeling of ancient writing paper that I strongly prefer to the butter-smooth papers made for fountain pens. In the course of my research on the history of botanical exploration in the American tropics, I stumbled often in the seventeenth and nineteenth-century manuscripts, which are frequently written on beautiful laid papers. I enclose, below, pictures of some manuscripts preserved in the archives of the Royal B
  3. Hey guys. I am planning to write a letter in a few days with a Noodler's black ink. Unfortunately, the regular black that I had my heart set on just isn't going to be available locally in time because of weather and shipping complications. I might have to buy X-Feather instead, and though I've read about it extensively, I'd just like to know if anyone has tried it on laid paper, which is known to be highly absorbent or "thirsty". So far, I know that X-Feather: has long dry timesis somehow more viscous than most inks (but this applies to Noodler's inks in general?)is drier, less lubricated





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