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Re: [BKARTS] terminology



You'll find plenty at
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/search-don?colored+edge>. I would
simply say "colored edge."

Peter

What is the correct term to describe the condition whereby edges of
pages- in this case from atlases and encyclopedias of 18th and 19th
centuries- are painted with a red pigment?  If it was gold, I'd call it
'edge gilding' , but in these cases it appears to be vermillion, or some
other sort of red-colored media. It doesn't seem to just be a bole that
serves as a precursor to gilding.



Thanks,

Doug Sanders

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