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Thick gold content of old fine book edges

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Old July 23rd 10, 09:45 PM posted to rec.collecting.books
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Default Thick gold content of old fine book edges

I was looking over this old, very ornate leather book
and noticed how thick the gilding of the edges seemed.
From my experience with gold leaf, it comes in the form
of extremely thin sheets. It probably takes a very small
amount to gild a book. But I realize that I don't know how book
edges are gilded and it might take more than other surfaces.
Does anyone know?

This book was printed in 1851.

Robert Pearson
ParaMind Brainstorming Software http://www.paramind.net
Telical Books http://www.telicalbooks.com


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