Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. A course, open weave, starched cotton material, sometimes napped on one side, and used in edition binding for lining the spines of books. It is not used in library and hand binding because it ais too lightweight and flimsy. See also: SPINE LINING FABRIC . 2. A cloth pattern peculiar to the buckram grades of book cloth. of a coarse, pebbled effect. (131 , 173 )




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