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

Resources and Citations

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

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