Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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puckered leather

Leather which, while still tractable, during the covering of a book is pushed into wrinkles or folds, induced at times by thinning leather on the flesh side in areas where folds are required. Sometimes higher folds are so located as to take the wear and abrasion such bindings are likely to suffer, thus protecting the remaining surface areas of the covers. The leather is first impregnated with paste which, when dry, imparts a high degree of rigidity and solidity to the fold areas. (311 )

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