Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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glacé goat ( glazed goat, glacé kid, glazed kid )

A vegetable or chrome tanned leather having a bright, smooth, glossy or glass-like grain finish obtained, according to the type of leather, by glazing, plating, ironing, or polishing. On the Continent of Europe, glace is a leather prepared by tawing the skin with a mixture of alum, salt, flour, and egg yolk. Glace leathers are sometimes used in bookbinding for title labels on a contrasting leather. (306 , 363 )

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