Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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document parchment

1. A paper made to replace the more expensive genuine PARCHMENT , and used for legislative acts, treaties, and the like. It is produced from selected linen and cotton fibers, and is almost always surface-sized with high quality animal glue or with special tub sizings. Document parchment is produced in basis weights of 48, 56, 72, and 88 pounds (17 X 22 - 1,000). The paper should be manufactured in such a manner as to insure maximum permanency and durability. 2. A vegetable parchment paper used for diplomas and documents. (17 )

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