Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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cessing

A technique used to allow excess tan liquor to drain from hides and skins, particularly the former. The hides are piled up flat on a wooden stillage or pallet and covered to prevent overdrying the surface and edges of the pile. Cessing is also used in place ofHORSING UP when it is necessary to have a flat leather with no creases. Also called "piling." (306 )




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