gilt leather

Leather decorated with gold leaf and also usually silver leaf and colouring, and frequently embossed. Used primarily as a covering for walls and furniture, it is occasionally found on books.

Etherington & Roberts (1982)

Roberts, Matt, Don Etherington, and Margaret R. Brown. 1982. Bookbinding and the conservation of books: a dictionary of descriptive terminology. Washington: Library of Congress.

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Spanish leather
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