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Re: [BKARTS] Ratskin hunting



RE:"This whole thread is a put on, yes?"

Seriously, I'm a'goin' rat huntin'....

Did anyone else ever hear that Alberta is North America's largest RAT FREE
territory!?

Guess I'm going to have to do some traveling...anyone in Ottawa or
Washington DC got some couch space and a few rat traps?

Robert and Jamie Angus
Octavia & Company Press
3112 - 28th Ave S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3E 0R8

OctaviaOccult.Com

403 - 242 - 0397


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jet Wimp" <bolu.bolu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: Ratskin puton


>  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
> > > http://www.centerforbookarts.org
> > >
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> > --
> > Paul Bettinson
> >
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