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Re: BBS format
I did a bit of reading on the topic on Wiki and elsewhere since we started this chat. Very interesting - it had to peak at uterine vellum, of course!
Thanks for the insight!
From: "Dennis Moser" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:22:50 PM
Subject: Re: BBS format
In "paper" circles, when folks use the term vellum they're usually
referring to the qualities that one often sees in true sheepskin
vellum; in leather/book conservator circles, it's usually referring to
The problem really stems from the history of the material's
production. "Vellum" comes from Old French:
…and refers specifically to calfskin.
"Parchment" is much older (hence the above reference to "vellum" being
a type of parchment) and is derived from a couple of Graeco-Roman
terms all derived from the name of the Greek city, "Pergamon."
Fun stuff, when you start making your own from scratch …