Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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agate ( agate burnisher )

A natural stone, consisting of a form of silica, similar to chalcedony, with colored bands of purple or brown, shaped and polished for use as a burnishing tool, particularly in edge gilding. See also: BURNISHER (2) .




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