Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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un-dehaired leather

A rarely encountered bookbinding leather, one that has been tanned in the natural state (with the hair left on). Although calfskin, usually aSLUNK , has been tanned in this manner for bookbinding purposes, most of the examples of this type of leather in bookbinding are the skins of wild animals. (332 )




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