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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Gilt
Definition english
As in "original cloth gilt" – gold decoration or lettering applied to a binding or page edge. Gilding the top edge was desired not only because it looks attractive, but also because it makes the books easier to dust off. Often condition on books that have been gilded is at least partly determined by how much or little the gilding has tarnished or rubbed.
Term french
Doré
Term danish
Forgyldt
Term dutch
Verguld
Term italian
Dorato
Term spanish
Dorado
Term swedish
Guldornament
Definition swedish
Med guld förgylld dekor på bokband.
Term german
Vergoldet
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