Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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back to fore edge

The distance from the spine to the fore edge of a book. The term is probably used mainly to indicate that a book is of uniform thickness across its width. i.e., that the boards are parallel. The implication is that there has been proper compensation for any swelling of the spine caused by sewing or excessive guarding. See also: BACKING ; CONVEX COVERS . (335 )




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