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Re: parchment and vellum



How do they get the vellum out if they don't split the calf?

Paul T Werner wrote:
>
> > Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, Matt T. =
> > Roberts and Don Etherington
> [says:] 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"
>
> in other terms - find an unsplit calf, butcher it, process it as usual, et
> voila! vellum! ;)
>
> PS - I suppose you can always eat the occasional split calf or unsplit
> lamb.
>
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