Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. The ability of an adhesive to penetrate or dissolve the uppermost layer of the adherends. 2. That quality in paper which causes it to take ink, pencil, or printing impressions readily. 3) In engraving, the corrosion of the metal by acid, i.e., the action of acid dissolving away superfluous metal. (138 , 139 )




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