Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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oak-bark tanned

A lightweight, unbleached, bark-tanned leather, which is defined as having been pit-tanned, without hot-pitting, for not less than 5 to 6 months. The process involves layering the skins for not less than 6 months, with OAK bark being used as the basis for tannage. (61 )




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