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Re: [BKARTS] wire loop in bidnding (was: odd things that one finds in a book)

think medieval. Perhaps the previous owner had the book chained to a desk
using that loop. My thought. I realize it's a silly one, but...

It is a great find. Thank you for sharing.


That might be what it was used for, but I've never encountered a bookmark
tape secured like this.  Usually they are just glued in onto the spine and
that is all.

I have posted pictures of the binding and wire loop.  You can view them at:

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Unless there is some great historical
importance to this wire, it will be removed when we finish the repair.  I
just wanted to ask before I tore it out.


Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator
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