Sammelband — Typography

Sizing: A gelatin, usually derived from animal bones, that can be used for a variety of purposes in bookmaking. Paper is often coated in sizing to make it stronger and resistant to damage; sizing is also commonly used for paper marbling.

Sophisticated: An adjective for a book that has been altered in order to overcome some of its defects. The most benign form of sophistication is adding missing leaves that have been acquired separately; more unscrupulous collectors and sellers have been known to change a book’s title pages or covers to make it appear rarer. Never suggest an avid collector’s library is sophisticated unless you know they are actively collecting sophisticated copies.

Typography: The art of designing typefaces.