Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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red earth

A hard, deep red clay found in tropical areas. It is usually leached and low in combined silica and is used, in powdered form, to chalk goldbeater's tissue when assembling the gold book, and also on the gold cushion—in both cases to prevent the leaf from sticking. (130 )




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