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Triple straight line

Tooled design used by the bookbinder to decorate a lether cover. The tool is a pallet which impresses three straight lines.


Tomaszewski, J. and M. Gervers 2015. From Dust to Digital. Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, ed. M. Kominko (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2015). Sergew Hable Selassie 1981. Bookmaking in Ethiopia (Leiden: Karstens Drukkers, 1981). Pankhurst, R. 1983. ‘Ethiopian manuscript bindings and their decoration’, Abbay, 12 (1983), 205–257.

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