Lexicon of Bookbinding

All the important terms from A to Z

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  • The method of arranging the pages of the book so that they are in the correct sequence when the sheet is printed and folded.

  • Marquetry, exchange work of the base material by other material; in leather, straw, fabric and used less often in parchment.

  • The inside hinge of the cover, made of the fold of the endpapers and sometimes cloth or leather. See also joint.

  • Additional matter placed within a book or pamphlet without being permanently fixed (e.g. a diagram in a pocket at the end of a book).

  • (To fix) additional matter within a book by sewing or sticking, e.g. an illustration plate within the text.

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