Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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boards

1. A generic term for the pieces of wood, metal, or metal-edged wood used to assist in gripping books while in process of being bound. Such boards are used in pressing, backing, bundling, gilding, trimming, and other operations. 2. The state or condition of being IN BOARDS or OUT OF BOARDS . 3. See: BINDER'S BOARD .




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