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Re: [BKARTS] Paste experts reveal...



At 12:01 AM 9/29/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Betty,
>
>I remember lifting the paste downs on a 17th/18th c. book and found bran
>amongst the paste; probably lucky I didn't also find some grit from
>the grindstone (or maybe I didn't look hard enough....)
>
>Jack

Come to think of it, I'm sure some bookbinders must have used coarsely
ground wheat flour, bran and all, in the early centuries of the craft.
General Mills, etc., weren't around then with unbleached white or cake and
pastry flours available at any supermarket.

Betty

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