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Re: [BKARTS] Ratskin puton



This whole thread is a put on, yes? What's next, chimpanzee skin? Dog skin?

Paul Bettinson wrote:

> Hi Richard,
>
> How did you add the search tool?  I mean, where did you get it from?
>
> regards, a friend of rats -
>
> Paul
>
> On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 17:13:07 -0400, Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Phil Zimmerman is correct. In 1979 I bound Patti Smith's book _Babel_ in
> > alum tawed rat, with safety pin clasps. Actually it's just quarter rat
> > (spine only) with goat covered boards. At the time this punk bookbinding
> > created quite a stir.
> >
> > It was hard getting rats in New York City. They don't let you shoot them,
> > and when I volunteered to join the Dept. of Sanitation's Rat Patrol they
> > refused my offer. I think it was a union job. I ended up preparing the
> > sumac tanned goatskins and the alum tawed ratskins at the National
> > Leathersellers' Centre in Northampton, England. I discovered that although
> > ratskins were not commonly used for anything, mouse skins had been used in
> > earlier times for the bosom linings of ladies' evening gowns.
> >
> > You can read a review of the binding at
> > http://www.minsky.com/reviewta.htm
> > where there is a link to a photo of it.
> >
> > When I read Phil's note on the list archive I went to minsky.com to look at
> > the book, and realized it was not easy to find it. So I added a search form
> > field on the home page. Now you can find just about anything at minsky.com
> > from the home page by typing in a keyword. There are over 300 pages there,
> > so this should make it easier for the 4,000 weekly users of the site.
> >
> > --
> > Richard
> > http://minsky.com
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