Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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India paper

From about 1768 to 1875. a soft absorbent paper imported from China for use in making proofs of engravings. Since 1875 it has been made from chemically processed hemp and rags. Today it is generally a thin. opaque sheet made in a basis weight of 20 pounds, bulking approximately 1,000 pages to the inch. (82 , 182 )

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