Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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binding edge

The edge of the gathered leaves or sections that is sewn, or otherwise secured. The binding edge of books published in the Western world is traditionally the left edge of a recto, corresponding to the right edge of a verso, but it may be any edge, the most common variant being the head.




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