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- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- From: gary walker <gwalker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 00:30:41 -0700
- Message-id: <199608100728.AAA13961@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
to find out if it is original bindings-especialy 18 century and back-look at
the paper that is pasted on the back side of the cover if it is
different-not laid paper-or doesn't look exactly like the pages-it would be
rebound-look for 2 different color leathers around spine where it has been
>Greetings! I am fairly new to the book collecting game so I have a couple
>of rather basic questions. First, many times I see in various catalogues
>"A few copies printed on large paper." What exactly is "large paper?" Is it
>simply a few copies printed larger than the rest of the printing? Secondly,
>how does on tell if the binding on an older book is the original, or if it has
>been repaired or replaced? I have seen several copies of the same book in
>different bindings, so obviously, some of them had to have been rebound.
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