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Re: [BKARTS] Book Board identification



Rope board perhaps? This is a very strong board made of tarred ropes, used
in 17th and 18th century, Great Britain. Your knife goes blunt on it.
I have seen it lately on a 19th cent. binding.
Annet Doves

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 3:18 AM, David Amstell <d.amstell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Can anyone identify this book board, and of what it might be comprised?
>
> The boards come from an early C20th Shakespeare, which is being recased.
> The cloth has been stripped off, revealing boards which are pitch black
> in color, about 1.5 mm thick, very flexible, no apparent grain.  They
> have a coarse appearance and a surface feel of bitumin.  They burn and
> bubble up with a flame, with the faint smell of an early plastic.  Looks
> like a fibrous substance impregnated with tar.
>
> Doesa anyone know of this board?
>
> David
>
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