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Re: A Bookbinding "Riddle"

Come to think of it I've seen pigskin vellum used in the back matter of a
medieval mss., U. of Pennsylvania's Ms. 55, "Liber Scintillarum." Not a
pretty sight. The book's Latin title, by the way, translates as "The Book
of Farts."  Indeed.

On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Jack C. Thompson (by way of Peter Verheyen              <verheyen@philobiblon.com>) wrote:
> Therefore, my guess is that the reference is to alum-tawed pigskin, upon
> which things may be written, and which, earlier, surrounded a flitch of
> bacon.

Paul Werner, New York City
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