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Re: Spine Titles

>>Why is it that American bookmakers orient the text on book spines
>>from the head of the volume to its tail, while German and French
>>titles are turned in the opposite direction?
As a compositor in Scotland in the 60s, I did quite a bit of bookwork. All
the spine titles were set to read from bottom to top. When I asked why (as
an apprenticeship), I was told 'because it's always done that way'.

Peter Stanbridge
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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