Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ream

480 or 500 sheets of paper, according to grade. Handmade and drawing papers may "ream" at 472, 480, or 500 sheets. Originally, a ream was 526 sheets, while today a "short" ream consists of 480 sheets, and a "long" ream 500 or 516 sheets. (17 , 316 )




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