Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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hygroscopicity

That property of a substance which enables it to absorb water vapor from the surrounding atmosphere. Relative to most materials, vellum and paper, particularly the former, are strongly hygroscopic.




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