Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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appliqué work

A design on EMBROIDERED BINDINGS consisting of spirals in gold and silver which, when flattened, give the appearance of a series of rings. They were sometimes used as a border. When the applique was not very large, a variation was to make a series of small stitches along all edges, masking the stitches with an overlaid gold cord. (111 )

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