The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 7, Number 4
Sep 1983

Editor's Page

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The Illustrations

All of the decorative line drawings in the Newsletter are tracings of watermarks--all of them. The ox with his tongue hanging out, on p. 14 in 7/2, is from p. 408 of Hans Kahn's Papier in Basil his 1500; the reindeer's head on p. 20 of the same issue is from Plate XXXV of Alexandre Nicolai's Histoire des Moulins a Papier du Sud-Ouest de la France, 1300-1800: Perigord, Agenais, Angoumois Souls, Bearn, Vol. 1 (Bordeaux: G. Delmas, 1935.

In 7/3, the profile of a deer is from the same plate in Nicolai, and the twin dragons on p. 39 are from Kahn, p. 397. All watermarks are originally twins, by the way, because the vatman used two moulds for each batch of paper, and the moulds had to have matching watermarks. Collectors who are really thorough will get both.



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Copyright 1983 Ellen McCrady ISSN 0276-8791

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