Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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second lining

A strip of paper, usually kraft, the full width of the spine and about 1/5 inch less than the length at both head and tail. It is glued over the first (cloth) lining. The second lining is applied to large and/or thick books to provide additional support to the spine. (156 , 343 )

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