Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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thickness

The smallest of the three dimensions of a material, such as leather or paper, usually expressed in thousandths of an inch, or, in the metric system, in millimeters. The thickness of leather is measured in millimeters, or in fractions of an inch, e.g., OUNCE or IRON (2) . In the measurement of paper it is also called CALIPER (1) .




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