Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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fugitive colors

Pigments and dyes that fade, especially those that lose color relatively quickly when exposed to natural light. Although still commonly used, the term is misleading because it implies that FADING represents the flight of color, rather than a chemical change. (233 , 316 )

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