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Re: parchment and vellum

> Bookbinding and the Conservation of books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, Matt T. =
> Roberts and Don Etherington
[says:] parchment is a material made =
> from the flesh split of a sheepskin, while vellum is made specifically =
> from an unsplit calfskin. In either case, both materials are produced by =
> the same process"

in other terms - find an unsplit calf, butcher it, process it as usual, et
voila! vellum! ;)

PS - I suppose you can always eat the occasional split calf or unsplit

Paul Werner, New York City
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