Definition of term:: Re-sized


  • Usually means that all of the pages in the book have been "washed" and sizing material, such as gelatin or glue, has been re-applied. The washing may have been done to remove stains, writing, or acid from the pages. Sizing provides a protective finish and makes flimsy paper stiff.
Danish: Vasket
Dutch: Gewassen
French: Lavé
Italian: Lavato
Spanish: Lavado
Swedish: Tvättad
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
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