Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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gold roll

GOLD LEAF carried on a transparent plastic tape. It is produced by plating the ribbon electrically in a vacuum chamber, and then applying an adhesive to the gold to make it adhere to the surface to which it is applied. Gold in roll form is used extensively in lettering library bindings and in the production of superior edition bindings. (276 , 339 )

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