Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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nicked corner

The corner of the cover of a book which has the turn-in on the fore edge overlapping the turn-in at head and tail. This type of corner is made by cutting the covering material at a 45° angle at a distance of about three times the thickness of the board from the corner. The head and tail are turned over first, followed by the fore edge. A small tuck forms a smooth edge at the corner. (150 )

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