Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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buckskin

A leather produced from the hides of male deer or elk. It usually has a suede finish and is oil tanned or alum tawed. It has a soft texture, and is pliable and reasonably strong. Examples of its use (in England) can be traced back to the 16th century. Imitation buckskin is sometimes made from sheepskin. See also: DEERSKIN . (278 , 325 )




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