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Re: recasing terminology

At 01:41 PM 4/24/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Could someone please clarify these terms for me?
>Barbara said she would be "recasing in the original bindings."  I thought
>recasing meant taking the text block out and making new boards and spines
>to put it in--in other words a new case.  But if you do that it's not in
>the original binding, is it?

You can recase a book by using its original boards, creating a new spine
piece, attaching it to the old boards and recasing the text block. Perhaps
this is what Barbara was referring to?

hope this helps!
out of my mind. be back in five minutes.

Tara Kennedy
Acquisitions Assistant
Trinity College Library
Hartford, Connecticut

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