Dry size

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A powder size, typically made of albumen, used in gold tooling of leather and fabrics on book covers (Roberts and Etherington 1982).

Synonyms and Related Terms

blocking powder

Additional Information

M.Roberts, D.Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1982.