Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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antimony

A metalloid element (Sb) that is usually a metallic silvery white, but is also found in the black amorphous form. It has been used since at least the late 17th century to blacken the edges of books, especially Bibles, prayer books, and the like. See also: BLACK EDGES .




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