Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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oleic acid

A colorless liquid (C 18 H 34 O 2 ), soluble in alcohol and ether, but insoluble in water. It occurs naturally in greater quantities than any other fatty acid, being present as glycerides in most fats and oils. It is used in determining the oil penetrability resistance of book cloths, especially buckram. (209 )

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