November 29, 2010 12:03 PM Subscribe
Are gilt page edges made of real gold, and if so can I get it off the pages and sell it?
posted by crazylegs to grab bag (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure this is one for the stupid file, but I just have to ask. Anyone who's familiar with old books has seen gilt page edges. Are these covered with real gold? If I could get it off of the page edges, how much gold would there be from one book?
At $1200 an ounce, it doesn't hurt to ask.