Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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shellac size

A size prepared by dissolving shellac flakes in alcohol. It is used as an adhesive in gold tooling and blocking. After being painted into the blinded-in impressions on the leather, the alcohol evaporates, leaving a thin layer of shellac which serves the same purpose as GLAIR . (102 )

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