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This one is from Dom in Australia:
Q:What glue or adhesive would be best to gild paper?
A: Concerning gilding paper, the traditional method for manuscript illumination is a method of water gilding using gesso sottile and clay bole. The bole contains a binder such as glair which is beaten egg white. Other binders have been used for many years for use on paper including gum arabic and gum tragacanth which is a gum derived from a plant in the Middle East, mainly Iran.