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Re: [BKARTS] Definition of "Carta Rustica"

Carta rustica is the rough handmade paper used for wrappers on limp bindings. Term is Italien, carta = paper, rustica = rustic. They are very common, at least we have very many here at Syracuse University Library. We even had one that was stiffened by sticking in complete printed signatures...


At 03:22 PM 8/8/2008, you wrote:
Is anyone familiar with the term:
"Carta Rustica"? It was a term used to describe the binding of a 17th
century Italian book that is being catalogued.

Bill Minter


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