Around the same time, Steve Tabor, the curator of early printed books at the Huntington Library and secretary of the Zamorano Club (the oldest bibliophile society in Southern California), found two uncataloged and unaccessioned parchment frisket sheets for printing red in the Zamorano Club Collection while they were temporarily housed at the Huntington (figs.
They must have once been layers of a single frisket sheet that had been separated by the time Duff (and then Jones) acquired them.
For instance, if the two paper proof sheets in the 1943 auction were instead one paper frisket layer and one proof sheet, the pair could be traced from Duff, to Jones in 1925, to Ehrman in 1943, to Thomas (representing Ehrman) and then to the Newberry in 1958, but they were not.
As Philip James had learned, two frisket sheets had been in an album in the Royal Library until 1917, when one fell out and was sent to the Victoria and Albert.
The album is little discussed in the surviving correspondence, but its three bookplates provide a terminus ante quem for the emergence of all five frisket sheets.
36) The material was removed from pasteboards that once contained a red frisket sheet, as indicated by the offset of a rectangular red ink crust on another scrap (fol.
When he was invited to examine the Victoria and Albert's frisket sheet, he noticed that its folder contained two fragments of a very different frisket sheet mounted on a board bearing the St.
Bride frisket layers do not share any points of activity (the layers' first use, the printing project, or the binding) with those from the collection of George Jones or the Royal Library.
with: 16th century frisket sheet") and accession record (which describes them both as "Rouen 1535?
In sum, a partial provenance of the red frisket sheets can be reconstructed (Table 1).
The frisket is a metal frame that is hinged to the top of the tympan.
Bride Library Frisket for Early Red Printing," in Interpreting and Collecting Fragments of Medieval Books, ed.