A parchment-sellerís shop, illustrated in a fifteenth-century Italian chronicle. One man is trimming the sheets into rectangles and the other is rubbing them down with chalk in preparation for writing. The stock for sale on the shelves includes both rolls and packets of ready-folded sheets

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Bologna, University Library. Cod. Bonon. 963, f. 4. After Christopher de Hamel, Medieval Craftsmen. Scribes and Illuminators (London: British Museum Press, 1992), pic. 3, p. 9.