Glaire

In early bookbinding, a solution of egg white and vinegar applied to book covers as a prelude to gold tooling, or a means of melting gold leaf onto a book cover. Glaire facilitated the adhesion of the gold leaf to the cover material. See Binding and Finishing and Gold Tooling.

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