Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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edge decoration

A general term used with reference to the application of gold leaf, color, ink, or other medium, or the tooling, painting, or other form of decoration, of one or more edges of a book. See: ANTIQUE EDGES ;CIRCUIT EDGES ;COLORED BRUSHED TOP ;COLORED BURNISHED TOP ;COLORED EDGES ;COLORED UNDER GILT ;FORE-EDGE PAINTING ;GAUFFERED EDGES ;GILT EDGES ;GILT IN THE ROUND ;GILT IN THE SQUARE ;MARBLED EDGES ;RED EDGES ;RED UNDER GOLD EDGES ;ROUGH GILT ;SPRINKLED EDGES ;

TOP EDGE GILT ;WHITE EDGES .




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