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Re: Help: Binding Type



On Wed, 18 Sep 1996, Peter Verheyen wrote:

> I need some help. One of our catalogers is working on a book and wants to
> describe the binding and I can't for the life of me remember what it is called.
>
> It is a prayer book, quite small with a semi limp cover. It also have a flap
> which comes from the back and slips under a "strap" on the front cover
> acting as a clasp.
>
> Anyone know.
>
> Peter
>
>
> >>>>>The tavern will compare favorably with the church, H.D. Thoreau<<<<<
>
> Peter D. Verheyen                                       <wk> 315.443.9937
> Conservation Librarian                                  <fax>315.443.9510
> Syracuse University Library               <email>pdverhey@dreamscape.com
> Syracuse University                    <www>http://web.syr.edu/~pdverhey/
> Syracuse, NY 13244                <Listowner>Book_Arts-L@listserv.syr.edu
>
>
>
Dear Peter, Your binding may be a semi limp parchment binding with
fore-edge flap and strap. Look at the glossary in Bearman, Krivatsy, &
Mowery, "Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare
Library".

Hope that's of help.

Frederick Bearman
Head of Conservation
Columbia University Libraries
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027


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