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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: leperello
- From: "c.e.reeve" <tpreeve@ISLAND.NET>
- Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 18:09:32 -0800
- Message-Id: <199702260220.SAA24787@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>Can you provide a etymological reference for the term leperllo? I know that
>it is an accordion structure but I have been unable to determine the history
>and usuage of the word itself. Thank you.
>Leporello is Don Giovanni's servant in Mozart's opera. The Latin 'lepor'
means pleasantness, charm, humour - and this seems to fit his character.
Whether or not it fits your kind of leporello I have no idea, but would like
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