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Re: [BKARTS] Wooden Book Boards

Traditionally boards were laced on with the cord or thongs used as sewing
supports. The coptic style used wooden boards as well with the thread
sewing the text worked through the boards. I have also seen books bound in
very thin (cheap) wooden boards which had frayed out cords glue down on
them, or just put down on a wastesheet and then covered. Lots of variations.


At 03:12 PM 1/24/2003 -0500, you wrote:
Looking for info on how wooden book boards were put on text blocks.  Next
week someone is bringing a book for repairing published in Palestine about
1920 with wooden book boards.  Over the phone he seems to relate there is
no spine on the book.  Appreciate any help on this matter.

Jim Trent


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