Fine red

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An organic color prepared by boiling Brazilwood dust, nut galls, Alum, Ammonium chloride and Hydrochloric acid in water. Fine red was used to marble book covers (Roberts and Etherington 1982).

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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