Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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repousé

A book cover of metal, usually silver, produced by hammering or shaping the metal into a design from the reverse side, generally into a mold of wood, or other solid material, that has been carved intaglio. The metal is then attached to the book board, which is usually made of wood. Repousé work is often refined by chasing. (233 )




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