Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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countersunk

1. A bookbinding having a panel sunk or depressed below the surface of the covering material, and designed to take an inlay, label, or the like. 2. A type of WATERMARK produced by pressing down the woven cover or face of either a mold or dandy roll. Also called "intaglio" (2). (12,156 )




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