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Re: animal fur
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: animal fur
- From: Chris Palmer <cpalmer@ACCESSCABLE.NET>
- Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 09:27:02 -0400
- Message-Id: <199902081330.FAA21022@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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It seems to me that if fur of any sort was a practical bookbinding material,
bookbinders of two or three hundred years ago would have made ample use of
it. Yet I have never seen a fur binding.
I would think that fur would soon mat or shed or scrape off in the normal
use of a book, and it would be near impossible to clean without destroying
the book. What will this rabbit fur book look like in twenty years?
If you want a furlike material, I would suggest some sort of white velvet,
but that too will have severe cleaning problems and be quite shabby after a
few years on a bookshelf.
>It seems I inadvertently caused upset when asking about using animal fur
>as a book cover.
>I apologise to anyone if this appeared insensitive.
>I was going to produce an 'Alice' related book, and so using white
>rabbit fur would be appropriate to the content. If anyone knows of a
>good substitute, I would happily use that.
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