Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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pale

Sixteen karat gold leaf. Because of the alloys used to reduce the gold from 24 to 16 karat, "pale" leaf is much lighter in color and somewhat thicker than the customary 23 to 23 1/2 karat gold leaf. See also:LEMON .




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