Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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featherweight

1. Papers which are extremely light in proportion to their bulk. Pure esparto papers are the bulkiest, but are difficult to handle, as they are soft and spongy. Paper of standard bulk or above is termed featherweight, while the same grade of paper under the standard bulk is called ANTIQUE BOOK PAPER . 2. A general term indicating lightweight book paper, thin opaque writing paper, etc. (17 )




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