Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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paperback

A book generally defined as a flat back book with a paper cover that is usually, but not always, of a heavier stock than that used for the leaves of the publication itself. Paperback books are often made up of single leaves secured by a hot-melt adhesive. They usually have relatively narrow binding margins, are often printed on paper of poor to very poor quality (frequently with a high proportion of mechanical wood pulp), and are generally cut flush. (123 )




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