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Re: Patterns/grains in leather



>In regards to the acid method for "Tree Calf" design on old  leather covered
>books...
>
>Do you have any idea about the process for doing this , or any reference to
>it?
>We have a book in progress, and could  possibily use this old method.
>
>I"m also looking for some reference books on fore edge painting. I know there
>is one out there by Weber, but it is too costly. Our San Diego library has it
>in their reference section, which doesn't help much either.

>Thank you
>Kathy Miller
>Iron Bear Press

In the book, "Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books" by
Roberts and Etherington, there is a description of the process.
It is not a step by step description unfortunately, but it may
prove helpful.

Cheers to all,
Terrence Collins
Salem College
Winston-Salem NC


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