Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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plate

1. An illustration printed separately from the text of the book, often on a different type of paper. Plates may be bound into a book, tipped onto a blank leaf (or a leaf bearing a printed caption), loose in a pocket or portfolio, or bound in a separate volume. Plates are not generally included in the pagination of the book. See also: PLATE ATTACHMENT . 2. A flat block of wood or metal, usually of copper, nickel or zinc, on the surface of which is a design or reproduction of a type form, and which is used for printing, engraving, embossing, etc. The method of printing may be relief, intaglio, or planographic. 3. To make an electrotype or stereotype. (156 , 34 )




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