antique book paper
A book paper generally produced in the United
States from bleached chemical wood pulp with a
large amount of short-fibered pulp and given a
soft, relatively rough finish. In Great Britain it
is produced largely from ESPARTO (GRASS) pulp.
Antique book paper varies from lightweight to
relatively heavy weight; 60 pound, basis weight
antique bulks approximately 330 pages to the inch.
Many books, and particularly novels, are printed
on this type of paper, especially those containing
only textual matter and/or bold line drawings.
Antique papers generally are not suitable for fine
line drawings or half-tone illustrations. (17 , 72 )