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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
Leaf (leaves)
Definition english
Refers to the smallest, standard physical unit of paper in a printed piece; in the case of books and pamphlets, usually with a printed page on each side of a leaf; a broadside is printed on a single side of a single leaf.Marbled edges: usually the top, bottom and foreedge of a book with a multi-colored, swirled design, somewhat resembling the coloration pattern of marble stone.
Term french
Definition french
Ensemble de deux pages, recto et verso.
Term german
Definition german
"Ein nicht geknicktes, glattes Stück Papier. Im Buch ist das Blatt die kleinste greifbare Einheit mit zwei Seiten." (Hiller)
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