Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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maril

An acronym for marbled inlaid leather. It is a method of utilizing waste leather consolidated in stages by mixing scraps of different colored leathers with an appropriate adhesive, e.g., polyvinyl acetate, pressing, and then veneering. Maril is a collage method devised by the English bookbinder PHILIP SMITH , and is used in expressive bookbinding imagery. (311 )




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