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Re: [BKARTS] Book Board identification



Sorry, 18th and 19th century I meant.

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Annet Doves <
annetdovesboekrestauratie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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