Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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chiffon silk ( chiffon lining )

A sheer, very lightweight fabric in plain weave, made of hand-twisted single yarns of silk and used at one time to repair and reinforce torn leaves, documents, etc. Although its weight and sheerness permit even the finest print to be legible, it is little used now because of its lack of permanence. (81 , 120 )

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