Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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The process of applying sizing material to paper that has had part of its original sizing removed, either accidently—e.g., by wetting—or deliberately during washing to remove stains, deacidification, etc. Regardless of the original size, the material used for resizing is generally some form of gelatin or glue, or, more frequently today, carboxy methyl cellulose. Vellum or parchment size is used occasionally, as is nylon, when the paper is very weak and cannot be immersed in water. (237 )

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