Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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18 1/2 karat gold leaf. Because of the alloys used to reduce the gold from 24 to 18 1/2 karat, it is lighter in color and somewhat thicker than the 23 or 23 1/2 karat leaf more commonly used in book decoration, although not so much as PALE leaf. See also: GOLD LEAF . (130 )




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