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Re: Book Arts around the world



My great grandfather was a bookmaker of the off course illegal kind but he
kept his records in rather nice hand stitched notebooks he made himself. I
still have them. So I guess that makes him a bookmaker twice.

grant

Grant White
Local Studies Librarian
Newcastle Region Library
http://www.ncc.nsw.gov.au/library/locals/localstu.htm
http://www.ncc.nsw.gov.au/library/apled/

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kelly Anderson [SMTP:andersox@EARTHLINK.NET]
> Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 2:28 PM
> To:   BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
> Subject:      Re: Book Arts around the world
>
> Jose wrote:
>
> >Do you mean bookbinding or bookmaking? The first is associated with
> making
> >and covering books, the latter is associated with gambling,  "making
> book"
> >or bookmaking is generally thought of, at least in England, Australia and
> >New Zealand as the person who is a "bookie" or person you make bets with
> >hoping to win at gambling.
>
>
> When I'm feeling feisty, I like to tell people I'm a bookmaker.  It makes
> them wonder.
>
> Kelly
>
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