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- Subject: Eggshells
- From: Joyce Jenkins <joycej@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 10:52:40 -0800
- Message-id: <199809301838.LAA20302@SUL-Server-2.stanford.edu>
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"Eggshell--Crushed eggshell adhered to the cover of a binding and then
lacquered. Popular in the early 20th century."
Huh? That is a quote from ABC of Bookbinding by Jane Greenfield,
Oak Knoll/Loyns Press, 1998. Did they really use eggshells? Were they
crushed real fine and then stuck onto a surface? Leather or cloth? It
seemed so strange I just wondered if any one has every seen one or done
one and what it was like.