Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ordinary book-volume

A book defined by the Library Binding Institute to be an ordinary-sized graphic work consisting of an appreciable number of leaves or sections produced originally as a unit and submitted for binding, rebinding, or prebinding as such a unit and not requiring special handling. An ordinary book-volume ranges in height from approximately 6 to 12 inches, a proportional width and a thickness not exceeding 2 inches. (209 )




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