Paper An Elegy, Sansom, Ian

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Paper An Elegy, Sansom, Ian. Published by William Morrow, New York, 2012. First American Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 230pp, with bibliography; illustrated in black and white. In unread, unmarked condition; light rubbing to corners of unclipped jacket.

Humans have been using paper and its products for nearly 2,000 years, from its invention in China to modern America, where the average citizen consumes approximately 750 pounds a year. In his brilliant and original voice, Ian Sansom curates a history of paper, in all its forms and functions. Both an international cultural study and a series of personal reflections on the meaning of this essential product, Paper takes us through the panoply of human history.