Bible Paper

A thin, tough, opaque paper made in imitation of India paper, but made of rags and hemp, and first manufactured by Oxford University Press in the late 19th century. It was used chiefly for the printing of Bibles and reference books.

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A thin, tough, opaque paper made in imitation of India paper, but made of rags and hemp, and first manufactured by Oxford University Press in the late 19th century. It was used chiefly for the printing of Bibles and reference books.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300311584. The J. Paul Getty Trust.