Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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rag book paper

A wide range of book papers having a cotton fiber content of 25, 50, 75, or 100%, the one with 100% being known as "Extra No. 1." A "rag content" paper is one that contains a minimum of 25% rag or cotton fiber. Such paper is used for currency, ledger, manifold and onionskin, blueprint and other reproduction papers, maps and charts, etc. See also: BIBLE PAPER ;COTTON FIBER CONTENT PAPER .

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