Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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absorbent papers

A group of soft, unsized papers used to soak up water and other liquids. Although not sized, the papers may be treated with synthetic resins as a method of enhancing their wet strength. Absorbent papers include blotting papers, as well as the base papers used in the manufacture of IMITATION LEATHER , VEGETABLE PARCHMENT PAPER , WET-STRENGTH PAPER , and the like. (17 , 290 , 324 )

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