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Re: [BKARTS] McNuggets of Truth



Dear Mr Werner:  I was under the impression that the Vellum market in
Jerusalem was the best place to find vellum. It is reliably made, just as it
has been done for thousands of years and it is relatively inexpensive
compared to everyone else. That the Saint John's Bible project decided to
make their own since they wanted a particular size and they wanted to make
their Bible project as expensive as possible so they are making their vellum
somewhere in England!
I too would hope that people understand just how the pelts are laid out in a
scroll and how they were laid in the illuminated manuscripts where the skills
of the scribe were put to the test, not only writing on the pelt but taking
advantage of the placement of the spine of the animal on the page or
hopefully cut off the page.  There are plenty of manuscripts where they did
not make that consideration and it is noticeable!

Sincerely,

James G. Pepper
Biblical Scribe
<A HREF="http://hometown.aol.com/biblescribe1/biblescribe1/index.htm";>http://hometown.aol.com/biblescribe1/biblescribe1/index.htm</A>

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