Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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featherweight book paper

Paper used mainly for fiction, especially where bulkiness is desired for a given number of leaves. The standard basis weights range from 50 to 80 pounds (25 X 38�). In England, such papers are made largely fromESPARTO (GRASS) . Featherweight book papers are porous and difficult to handle. (17 , 140 )

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