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[BKARTS] Casing/binding query

Hi Rachel ... in a "binding" the cover is largely constructed upon the  book.
The critical distinction between binding and casing is the real,  considered,
and intimate connection between the sewing structure, the  sewing supports,
and cover and covering material/s proper. In the case of a  slotted board
structure it is true that the cover boards are largely finished  away from the
textblock but the spine structure and hinges, the most  critical parts of the
binding, are constructed on and with the  textblock.
As Susan just noted a case is constructed entirely away from the text block
and then glued on the textblock.
I believe that the distinctions between casing and binding are still  current
amongst all professional binders.
As to what I would call a book in loose sheets? Just that, a book in  sheets.
Best, James

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