Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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imitation gold

A metallic composition used as a substitute for gold leaf or foil in the lettering and decorating of books, particularly in edition binding. It is usually made of powdered bronze. It lacks the richness and depth of genuine gold and eventually tarnishes due to oxidation. Also called "artificial gold." (147 , 164 )

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