Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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book blocks

Flat, smooth boards of varying lengths and thicknesses, with one end shaped to fit the spine of a rounded book, and used to support the cover while pasting down the board paper or leather joint, and also when tooling the turn-ins or doublure. The block prevents strain at the joint of the book.




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