Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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jiggering

1. The procedure employed in BLIND TOOLING , in which, after an initial quick application of the heated finishing tool to "set" the leather in the impression, the tool is impressed a second time and rocked slightly, imparting a polished and darkened surface to the base of the impression. 2. The process employed in imparting dark lines on the spine of a book. usually on either side of the raised bands, by means of a string or strings drawn back and forth rapidly across the leather. The device used in this procedure is known as the "jigger bands," and usually consists of one or two lengths of cord stretched between two wooden handles. (97 , 335 )




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