Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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The packet of 1,160 gold sheets interleaved between sheets of goldbeater's skin 4 1/2 inches square. The "shoder" is the second beating stage in the the manufacture of GOLD LEAF , and is a more delicate stage than the CUTCH (1) but less so than the MOLD (2) . See also: GOLDBEATING .

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