Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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lambskin

The tanned skin of a young sheep. Vegetable tanned lambskin was highly prized in the latter part of the 19th century as a bookbinding leather because of its delicate colors, and also for limp bindings because of its softness and freedom from scratches and other blemishes. Lambskin is similar in appearance to calfskin but is less durable. See also:SHEEPSKIN . (261 )




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