Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Dutch paper

Originally, a handmade paper produced in Holland, but today any deckle-edge hand- or machine-made paper manufactured in Holland. It is a superior grade of paper used for high quality books, and, if given an antique finish, as artists' paper. Use of the expression "Dutch" may stem from the fact that in Holland handmade or imitation handmade paper is still called "Hollandsch papier," which does not necessarily mean paper made by hand in Holland. { 17)

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