You have widened my horizon, Jake! I didn't know about marbling on early Am=
before. Did the marbling play the role of a watermark, or were the notes ma=
addition to the watermarks?
The suminagashi is a marvel, of course, so beautiful and delicate. unfortun=
ately, I couldn't
get the Iranian and Indian links to work, probably sheer idiocy.
You may rest assured about the "Stammbücher" - the head restorer keeps them=
the 'poison cupboard' in the workshop, and that's in another building altog=
ether. He sent
me a short mail the other day, telling that they have worked like beavers t=
o pack 20 tons
of books, each in its own wrap, and ferry them to Leipzig and the freezers.=