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Re: [BKARTS] odd things that one finds in a book



On spine linings: All matter of publications. Type depends on date of
items, but has included ms. fragments on vellum, printed books, advertising...

Boards:
A mostly complete woodcut map from the 15th century which had been pasted
together to make the boards. Other printed sheets, including advertising,
illustrations, ... used as linings

Coverings:
Leaves of vellum ms used to cover books

In Books: Dirt, gravy stains, wax, flies (in one book in particular, an
18th century Bible, hundreds of them), plant materials (for pressing),
devotional stuff, needles, some with the sewing tread still attached,
marginalia.

p.

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