Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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E.I

An abbreviation of East India, a descriptive term applied to crust, vegetable tanned cowhide (kip), buffalo hide, or skins such as goat, calf or seep, originating in the Indian Subcontinent and tanned in India, mainly in the south, and especially around Madras. (61 )




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