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Re: Early Bookbinding Tools



Dear Whitney,

As far as I know, the 'dog-tooth' refers to the shape of the burnisher and
not from whence it came!  We sell 'dog-tooth' burnishes made from highly
polished agate.  They can be viewed at:
http://www.hewit.com/acatalog\Online_Catalogue_Finishing_Materials__Tools_an
d_Sundries_24.html

kind regards and best wishes,

David

David Lanning
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd.
sales@hewit.com
www.hewit.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 8965 5377
Fax: +44 (0)20 8453 0414

----- Original Message -----
From: Jessica Spring <springtide@MINDSPRING.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2000 11:33 PM
Subject: 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>
> > Reply-To: "Book_Arts-L: READ THE FAQ at http://www.philobiblon.com"
> > <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> > 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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