Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ounce

A measurement of the thickness of leather, one ounce being equal to 1/ 64 inch. Originally, it meant the thickness of 1 square foot of finished leather that weighed 1 ounce avoirdupois. See also: LEATHER SUBSTANCE TABLE .

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