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Re: [BKARTS] Skinny Sigs -#2

In a message dated 1/30/03 18!06!28pm, CraftBook@xxxxxxx writes:

<< It seems obvious that the printer furnished the bookbinder with four page
flats to be folded and  gathered into sets of three, producing a twelve page
sections. >>

Maybe not, as the first leaf of the signature has, for example a "5", the
second leaf has nothing, whereas, the third leaf has a "5*". So, in my
observation, the first two sheets of the signature may have been printed
separate from the third. Now, maybe the signatures were printed 12 pages up,
as indicated by someone an earlier response. The book is 1840, Philadelphia,
size 4 1/2" x 8".

Bill Minter
William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
Woodbury, PA

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