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Re: Opinions of Robert Hellenga, "Sixteen Pleasures"

The book was reviewed in the GBW Newsletter shortly after it came out. I
thought descriptions of techniques and conservation practices were pretty
accurate, especially when put into the time period of the book, right
after the Florence Flood.



Peter Verheyen, Listowner: Book_Arts-L

On Tue, 20 Jul 1999, Eric C. Alstrom wrote:

> Dear Book Arts Listers,
> The following message was sent to me through the Guild of Book Workers web pages
> and the person is not a member of the list.  Since I haven't had a chance to
> read the book yet, I thought some of you might be able to respond directly to
> her.  I thought the book had been discussed on the list before, but after
> searching the archives, i found it was just mentioned in passing.
> Please respond directly to her since she is not on the list.  Her email address
> is: BGE11@aol.com.  Thanks for your help.
> Eric
> --- Forwarded Message from BGE11@aol.com ---
> I am reviewing Robert Hellenga's book "The Sixteen Pleasures for a small
> community book club and am interested in knowing whether your organization
> reviewed the book and as professionals had any reaction to his descriptions of
> book restoration and conservation.  The part where he talks about gold tooling
> was also very interesting.  How accurate/authentic are these descriptions?
> I would appreciate any information you have regarding this book and Hellenga
> in general.  Many thanks.
> ---end quote---
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>  Eric Alstrom
>  Guild of Book Workers WebBinder
>  Midwest Chapter Newsletter Editor
>  Hanover, NH
>  603-646-1452
>  eric.c.alstrom@dartmouth.edu
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