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The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 13, March 25, 2001, Article 5

BOOKPLATE GLUE 

   On behalf of a friend who wanted to know what type of glue 
   to use on bookplates, I checked with George Kolbe, and 
   here's his response: 

   "Wheat paste is what I used to apply the Bass bookplates, 
   and it is what I use for my own ex libris (es). It was a gift 
   years ago from a friend who is also a commercial bookbinder 
   (I still have a little left - I keep it refrigerated). Reversible and 

   non-reactive are the reasons, I believe, why it is prefered, 
   though there may be better modern products. It used to be 
   available from TALAS, though my bookbinder friend makes 
   his own from the supermarket variety. To apply it right, you 
   need a book press (or a heavy weight-a stack of books will 
   do) and, until you become proficient and learn to apply 
   enough glue but leave no residue, you need to lay in wax 
   paper sheets. 

   A few, admittedly biased, caveats: pre-printed labels are 
   tacky, as are pressure-sensitive labels (pun intended); round, 
   notary-like, blindstamps damage not only the paper but a 
   booklover's sensibilities (ink name and address stamps are 
   perhaps even worse); smaller is generally better; use good 
   taste and spend a few bucks-it's how you will be remembered 
   by future bibliophiles." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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