Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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inlaid

A leaf or plate that has been placed within a larger and usually thicker leaf, for the purpose of enlarging its margins and thus its overall size. This is sometimes done to make it as large as the other leaves in a composite volume, in which case it is usually described as "inlaid to size." The term is also applied to the laying down, or re-margining of all four edges of a damaged leaf. The overlapping edges are sometimes shaved thin to prevent bulkiness at the laps. (69 )




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