Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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The qualities or properties of texture, finish, bulk, grain, smoothness, suppleness, stretchiness, softness, etc., of leather, paper, cloth, etc., as judged by the sense of touch. Although purely subjective in nature, "feel" is nonetheless one of the properties by which leather and paper are judged. (139 , 248 )

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