Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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leaf

1. One of the units resulting from folding a sheet of paper, vellum, etc., into a section (signature). A leaf consists of two pages, one on each side, either or both of which may be blank, or may bear printing, writing, or illustrative matter. Blank leaves generally are not numbered. 2. A newly formed sheet of handmade paper before it is dried and finished. It is more appropriately called a WATERLEAF (3) . 3. See: ALUMINUM LEAF ;DUTCH GOLD ;GOLD LEAF ;PALLADIUM LEAF ;PLATINUM LEAF ;

SILVER LEAF (156 , 234 )




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