Manilla paper was developed in the 19th century and used as a cheap material for children's art projects. This handmade book was bound with a piece of string. I believe the Sunday school kids were "helped along" with numbers already scored, which was cut then laid out and glued by children.
19th Century Ten Commandments handmade book Collection Jim Linderman
Thanks to Curley's Antiques
See also the companion Blog old time religion