Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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aluminum leaf

A bright leaf or foil made of aluminum and often substituted for silver in blocking edition bindings. While it tarnishes less rapidly than silver, it lacks the appearance of richness and depth of silver leaf. It is also less expensive. (83 , 140 )

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