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Re: Early Bookbinding Tools



Didn't they use dog's teeth for burnishing goldleaf? I'd like that sort of
tool...

> From: Whitney Dickinson <whitney@MEMES.COM>
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> Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 12:42:19 -0700
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject: Early Bookbinding Tools
>
> I'm putting together a historical view of bookbinding tools -- I'm
> interested specifically in very early equipment. So far I have images from a
> 12th century manuscript and some woodcuts from the 15th/16th century.
>
> Can anyone offer any other information? Someone once referred to a museum in
> Paris (I checked the archives but couldn't find it there) and I've just
> heard a veiled reference to an early press which used wedges rather than a
> screw.
>
> Thanks for any help,
> Whitney Dickinson
>
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