Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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extra cloth

An obsolete term for a superior grade of book cloth, made of a base of cotton, starch-filled on the reverse side and color-filled rather than dyed. It was made in both a plain finish and in a variety of patterns, the heavy color coating concealing the weave of the fabric and giving a solid color effect. See also: BUCKRAM , (140 )

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