“How old is iron gall ink ?
Why did some iron gall inks corrode parchment and paper and others did not ?
Is the method of parchment manufacture important ?
What are Aleppo galls, and are they important ?
What is copperas, and how is it manufactured ?
How was traditional Jewish ink manufactured ?
What makes a Japanese or Chinese ink stick good ?
What are ink grinding slates, and how can you recognize a good one ?
When is a “rotten” ink better ?
These questions and many more are answered in
Plus: the complete transcription of a 16th, c. Books of Secrets on ink making, including a technical glossary and extensive bibliography.”