Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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rag board

Originally, a hard-calendered paper board used as a support for the leather covering of carriages, and produced from rags and waste paper in thicknesses of approximately 0.125 inch. Today the term refers to a general type of binder's board used for mounting prints, art works, matting, etc., or as the hoards for fine bindings. Its outstanding characteristic is its high dimensional stability and permanence. (17 )

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