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There is an online dictionary of bookbinding terms (Bookbinding and the =
Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, Matt T. =
Roberts and Don Etherington) at =
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/don/don.html . It has detailed =
discussions of parchment and vellum, and has the following to say on =
this specific subject:=20
"Some authorities use the terms parchment and vellum interchangeably, =
contending that vellum is simply a superior form of parchment-one made =
from the unsplit skin of a calf. Others, however, maintain that, =
whatever the historical derivations may be, parchment is a material made =
from the flesh split of a sheepskin, while vellum is made specifically =
from an unsplit calfskin. In either case, both materials are produced by =
the same process"



I am doing a research paper on parchment and vellum.   It seems some =
sources say that vellum is a finer=20
form of parchment.  Others say that parchment and vellum are totally =
different.


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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>There is an online dictionary of =
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<P>&quot;Some authorities use the terms parchment and vellum =
interchangeably,=20
contending that vellum is simply a superior form of parchment-one made =
from the=20
unsplit skin of a calf. Others, however, maintain that, whatever the =
historical=20
derivations may be, parchment is a material made from the flesh split of =
a=20
sheepskin, while vellum is made specifically from an unsplit calfskin. =
In either=20
case, both materials are produced by the same process&quot;</P>
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<DIV>I am doing a research paper on parchment and vellum.&nbsp;&nbsp; It =
seems=20
some sources say that vellum is a finer <BR>form of parchment.&nbsp; =
Others say=20
that parchment and vellum are totally different.<BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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