Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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straight

A term prefixed to a tanning or coloring process to indicate that only the process thus specified has been employed in the manufacture of a leather, e.g., "straight vegetable," indicating tannage solely by the use of vegetable tannins, or "straight dyed," indicating coloring solely by immersion of the leather in a dye bath without subsequent application of pigmented finishes. (61 )




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