Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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circuit edges

The projecting flexible covers of limp bindings turned over to protect the leaves and edges of books, usually of a devotional nature. The circuit edge differs from the yapp edge in that the overlap of the cover is not continuous. The covering leather is turned over at head and tail, with an independent flap at the fore edge. The corners are square. This technique allows the flaps to fold flat onto the edges. Sometimes called "divinity circuit," or "divinity edges." See also: YAPP STYLE . (66 , 94 , 264 )




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