The Gallery Of Nature And Art (volume 5); Or A Tour Through Creation And Science by Edward Polehampton

The Gallery Of Nature And Art (volume 5); Or A Tour Through Creation And Science

byEdward Polehampton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821. Excerpt: ... CHAP. VI. PLANTS CURIOUS OR USEFUL IN THE ARTS. SECTION I. Kudsi, or Paper-tree of Japan: Morut Papytifera.--Linn. T He Morus or Mulberry genus contains seven species, mostly natives of hot climates. Of these two are of great use in the arts: Morus tinctoria, or fustic-wood, a fine American timber-tree, affording a principal ingredient in most of our yellow dyes, for which purpose this material is an extensive object of commerce; and morus papyrifera, or kadsi of Japan, from which the ingenious natives manufacture their beautiful and glossy paper. This tree is also found in Otaheite and others of the Australasian or South Sea Islands, where the bark is sptm into the finest sort of cloth. It has' of late years been propagated from seeds in France, and in a sandy soil, is said to thrive better than the common mulberry. Like the last, its leaves are also an excellent food for the silk-worms. The following is the process pursued in Japan for converting the bark of the kadsi into paper. Every year, when the leaves of the paper-tree fall off, the young shoots are cut into sticks about three feet long, and being tied up in bundles are boiled with water till the bark shrinks from the wood. The sticks are then exposed to the air till they grow cold, and being slit open length-ways, the bark is taken off) dried, and carefully preserved. Afterward, being soaked in water till it is soft, it is scraped, and the stronger bark, which is a full year's growth, is separated from the thinner, which covered the younger branches, the former yielding the best and whitest paper. The bark being then cleansed from all knots and impurities, is boiled in clear lye, and constantly stirred about till it becomes so tender, that on being slightly touched, it will separate into small fi...

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Title:The Gallery Of Nature And Art (volume 5); Or A Tour Through Creation And ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217084079

ISBN - 13:9780217084079

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