Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Roycroft

An old term applied to full leather or paper-bound books bound by the Roycroft Bindery, in East Aurora, New York, and founded by Elbert Hubbard in 1896. The books were not backed and had the covers glued to the lined spine. The covers were flexible and were not turned in but overlapped the head, tail, and fore edge. Sometimes the covers were not attached to the text block by any other means other than cords laced through holes drilled from front to back of the entire text block at the binding edge. This style was popular for suede leather bindings. (256 ).




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