Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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inset

1. A section placed within another section so that the subsequent sewing passes through the folds of both. The inset may be four pages only or multiples of four pages and may be placed in the center of the outer section, or on the outside, where is is wrapped around the main section. In rare cases it is sometimes located in some intermediate position. Insetting is of considerable importance as a method of incorporating plates into a section without resorting to tipping-in. Where the plates are on the outside of the section they are sometimes referred to as "outserts" or "wrap arounds." If the section to be insetted is required to complete the succession of pages, it is called an "offcut." 2. A small map, illustration, etc., set within the border of a larger one. (58 , 82 , 287 )




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