Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Gothic tabs

Identifying cloth tabs used with the cut-in or THUMB INDEX . The cloth tabs, each with identifying letter or letters, are glued to the first full leaf of each section devoted to that part of the alphabet. The name derives from the type style used by the firms supplying the tabs. Gothic (cloth) tabs are seldom used today. (264 )




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