Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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parchment bond

A class of writing paper used in lieu of genuine or vegetable parchment for bonds, legal documents, etc. It is a superior grade of paper made from cotton and bleached chemical wood pulps which are usually well beaten to produce adequate hydration of the fibers. The paper is tub sized, and loft, air, or machine dried. The basis weights range from 24 to 40 pounds (17 x 22�). Durability, toughness, and good surface for writing are significant properties. (17 )

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