Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. A soft, supple leather made from the skin of an adult female deer and used in England as early as the 16th century for covering books. 2. A soft. supple leather, usually white or cream colored but sometimes dyed, having a fine suede finish, produced from lambskin or sheepskin split and and tanned by a combination tannage, e.g., formaldehyde and oil, or formaldehyde and alum. See also: BUCKSKIN . (172 , 278 )

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