Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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splash papers

Decorative end- and cover papers produced by sprinkling the paper with alum water, followed, after pressing for several hours, with colors, e.g., yellow, dark red, bright red, green, purple, and brown. Generally the lighter shades are splashed on first. Usually one or two colors, sometimes in combination with black ink, are used for these papers, which are burnished after being colored. (95 )




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