Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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double-stitched binder

A commercial type of "binder" sometimes used for in-house repair of books. It consists of two lengths of heavy cloth sewn together along two parallel lines, the distance between them being approximately the thickness of the book to be recased. Each layer is gummed on the outside surface. The spine of the book is attached to one layer of cloth along with the new endpapers, while the other side is attached to the inlay and boards. The standard widths (between rows of sewing) ranges between 1/4 inch and 3 inches. (138 )




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