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Re: Bookbinding 2000 - Tony Cains

In addition to Lewis's book, which Peter mentioned, there is another
excellent ('tho little known) book, "The Decoration of Leather"
translated from the French of Georges de R=E9cy by Maude Nathan, pub.
by Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd., London, 1905.

This book covers methods & materials in use since at least the
Middle Ages to cut, engrave, punch, emboss, model (mold) stamp, etc.
leather for bookbinding and for decorative objects.

There is also an appendix on decorating leather used in furniture
and for wall hangings.


Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon
USA  97217

(503)735-3942 (voice/fax)


"The lyf so short; the craft so long to lerne"
Chaucer, <The Parlement of Foules> 1386 A.D.

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