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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
Tissue guard
Definition english
A leaf of light, usually translucent tissue paper bound or laid over a plate or illustration to protect it and prevent off-setting to adjoining leaves. Almost invariable the plate doesn’t offset on the facing page, but the tissue guard does, thus defeating the purpose.
Term french
Tissue guard
Term german
Definition german
Feines Seidenpapier, das in Tafelwerken oftmals über die Tafeln gelegt wurde, um die Tafeln zu schonen und Abklatsch zu vermeiden.
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