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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: gauffering?
- From: Chris Hagen <chrisha@RAINBOW.BURNSIDE.POWELLS.COM>
- Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 11:33:00 -0700
- In-Reply-To: <m0wzkxw-00015qC@burnside.powells.com>
- Message-Id: <199708161835.LAA20032@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Gauffered edges are those that are decorated, usually over gilt, with a
heated pointille tool to create a pattern in the edges. I have not
attempted this (far too advanced for my meager talents), but have seen
numerous books from the mid 19th c back that have gauffered edges.
It is quite attractive when done well.
On Sat, 16 Aug 1997, Julia Springer wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Aug 1997 10:24:19 -0400 "MICHAEL E. MORIN"
> <ba202@FREENET.BUFFALO.EDU> writes:
> >Gauffer is French for gopher. Also refers to a honeycomb structure.
> Is this like with MARBLING paper? (I am familiar with that; just not up
> on all the terms.)
> thankyou so much!