Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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India rubber

A substance obtained from the latex of many tropical plants, especially of the genera Hevae and Ficus and characterized by its elasticity, although this property varies widely depending upon its source and preparation. It was at one time used in the production of adhesive bindings. See a1so: CAOUTCHOUC BINDING . (25 )

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