Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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satin

A smooth fabric woven in satin weave, and having a very lustrous face and dull back. Satin is woven of silk and other fibers and at one time was used extensively in the production of EMBROIDERED BINDINGS . The fabric lacks the durability of velvet or canvas, which were the other principal cloths used for such bindings. (111 , 280 )




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