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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: goldleaf
- From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 16:20:20 -0400
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You got me. I think it has something to do with the purity and whatever
other alloy they add.
At 12:57 PM 4/5/98 -0400, you wrote:
> I have a question that others on the list might also have knowledge
>of or interest in.
> I've always wondered exactly what constituted the differences in
>goldleaf between, say the XX Regular, the XX Glass (selected for glass
>gilding, I know), and the XX Patent, when they're all 23karet?
> Which do calligraphers use, for instance, and can bookbinders use
>the XX Glass on leather as well as the XX Regular, or if not, why not?
> Any explanation of the differences and/or restrictions between
>these three would be much appreciated.
> Barbara Kretzmann
>> In schoen gebunden Buechern blaettert man gern. <<
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