Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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dendritic growths

Minute to relatively large discolorations in a sheet of paper due to oxidation of minute particles of metal present in the paper. The presence of the metal is generally believed to be due to the use of metal beaters. etc., in the manufacture of the paper. With the passage of time, irregular fern-shaped designs radiate from the particles. See also: FOXING . (140 )




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