Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Cambridge calf ( Cambridge sheep )

A method of decorating a calf- or sheepskin binding by sprinkling on two tints, leaving a rectangular "pane" (panel) in the center of each cover. This technique was used extensively from the 1670s and again during the early decades of the 18th century. It was revived and used to a considerable extent during the second half of the 19th century. (371 )




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