Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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pyroxylin

1. A substance consisting of lower-nitrated cellulose nitrate, usually containing less than 12.5% nitrogen. It is used in the manufacture of pyroxylin coated and impregnated book cloths. 2. The cellulose plastics and solutions, such as lacquers prepared from cellulose acetate. (164 , 235 )




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