Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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calf finish

Originally, the smooth, ungrained finish of any animal skin tanned for use in bookbinding, and later used to designate CALFSKIN finished in a variety of grains in imitation of alligator, lizard, snakeskin, etc. (256 )




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