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Re: Help needed

Dear Mr. Knops,

The Germans of the 15th and 16th centuries were fond of braiding over a
primary headband.
The primary headband being worked through the board and beaded on the spine
rather than the edge. The braided coverings were then worked atop the
primary headband usually after the book was covered.

Try to find a copy of:

Bibliotheksforum Bayern 3 [1975] in which appears an article by Karl Jäckel:
Alte Techniken des Buchbindrerhandwerks in der modernen
Schriftgutrestaurierung, 2 Das Kapital. There  are some pretty nice drawings
of various brading patterns there. One of which may match yours.

Kurt Klappenbach
Loud Creek Books & Bindery
P.O. Box 8120
Bangor, ME   04402-8120

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