Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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pressing tins

1. Sheets of tin or zinc used to separate gatherings that are to be compressed before sewing. 2. The thin sheets of metal used between the free endpapers and the board paper during final pressing to insure even pressure of the entire surface of the text block, to prevent any dampness from the adhesive used in pasting down the board papers from reaching the flyleaves, and to prevent indentation of the turn-ins into the text block. (237 , 335 )




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