Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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iron acetates

Ferric acetate (Fe(CH 3 CO 2 ) 3 ), and ferrous acetate (FE(CH 3 CO 2 ) 2 ), deep red and pale green respectively and used, largely in the 19th century, to treat leather bindings for "sprinkled" and "tree" effects. See also:TREE CALF .

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