Our Mutual Friend. “The Oxford India Paper Dickens.”
Chapman & Hall,
Inspired by handmade paper produced in India, “India paper” is a Western machine-made paper measuring about a third of the thickness of usual European book papers. In 1874, Oxford University Press began trying to replicate paper brought to England from India decades earlier. In 1875, they succeeded and printed a Bible on the new paper. Following that, OUP printed other works of notable cultural stature on India paper in portable formats—including these volumes of Dickens, marketed as the Oxford India Paper Dickens.
From the collection of Rare Book School