Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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cake glue

Generally, an animal GLUE supplied in large slabs up to 3 inches in thickness. The slabs are broken into small pieces, soaked in cold water until they absorb as much water as possible, and then heated to useable consistency. Flexible (internally plasticized) glue does not have to be soaked.

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