Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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oil of egg

A leather dressing obtained by extracting egg yolks with ether or chloroform. When oil of egg is used, it is usually followed by a dressing of beeswax to impart a polished surface. Oil of egg is seldom used today as the sole ingredient of a leather dressing, althoughLEATHER DRESSINGS making use of it are still used to a limited extent. (218 )




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