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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: gauffering?
- From: patriot@MIP.NET
- Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 02:49:18 -0100
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At 10:54 AM 8/16/97 -0700, you wrote:
I'm certainly not an expert, but I was a student of Sheila Waters years ago
and her husband, Peter Waters IS an expert ! <g>
Gauffering is sort of like "carving" the fore-edge of the book with a
design. It may even be gilded as well but is "indented" but I don't know
how you DO it. I have many books on bookbinding so I'm sure it's in there
somewhere if no one else can answer it for you.
BTW, you CAN marble the edges of a book and edge-paint and even edge-paint
and THEN gild, I've seen examples of all of the above.
>On Sat, 16 Aug 1997 10:24:19 -0400 "MICHAEL E. MORIN"
>>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!
David Adams in Maryland