Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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music manuscript ( music paper )

A paper printed with staff lines and used for the writing of musical scores. It is produced from rag and/or bleached chemical wood pulps. It is stiff enough to stand in a music rack and has a surface that will take pencil or pen and ink. Basis weights generally from 60 to 80 pounds (25 X 38�) or 24 to 30 pounds (17 X 22�). Erasability is an important characteristic. Music printings are used for reproducing music, and are produced mainly from bleached chemical wood pulp. The paper is well formed and is sized and processed to insure good pick strength and minimum curl. The basis weights range from 60 to 90 pounds (25 X 38�). (17 )

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