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Re: [BKARTS] Book repair

Another construction method:

Folded signatures, the folds slit at intervals parallel to the spine
length. The slit allows the pages at the fold to burst open slightly
allowing penetration of the hot glue to all the pages. Looking at the
head or tail of the spine in this type of binding, one will observe
folded signatures and might assume that it is a sewn structure.

Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

IM: stitchbyhand
(510) 537-9711

At 12:00 PM 17/04/2004 -0500, Keith Patten wrote:
I have a large 1978 Rizzoli book (on Ming Porcelain) which has two
pages, next to each other. I would have thought this book had sewn
signatures but it does not. I guess the stack of pages was glued

On Apr 17, 2004, at 12:15 PM, Gavin Stairs wrote:
Most trade books,
even quite expensive ones, are adhesive bound these days.  And usually
simple butt-edge gluing with hot melt adhesive that does not always
good glue penetration and contact.

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