Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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red marble

A cover marble executed by coating the leather before covering with a heated mixture of Brazil dust (brazilin, i.e., Brazil wood), alum and vinegar, and, after covering, a coating of glair followed by potash water and vinegar black. Aqua regia added to the basic Brazil dust solution supposedly produced a brighter and more "permanent red. See also: ROCK MARBLE . (95 )

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