Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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linseed oil

A pale yellow drying oil extracted from ground flax seed genus Linum, and especially L. usitatissimum, and used occasionally in the 19th century as a marbling size. It was never used as extensively as GUM TRAGACANTH or FLEA SEED .

Linseed oil is also used in the manufacture of some printing inks and in some finishing processes in leather manufacture.




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