Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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casing-in

The process of securing the text block and attached endpapers into a case that was produced as a separate operation, lettered and (especially in edition binding) sometimes decorated. In library binding, casing-in generally takes place in a BUILDING-IN MACHINE , or equivalent, while in edition binding, it is generally done in a CASING-IN MACHINE .

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