[Flower logo of the Medieval History Course]A parchment-seller's shop

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

Christopher De Hamel:"Medieval Craftsmen-Scribes And Illumunators" (London:British Museum Press,1992,1999 Sixth impression.) p.9