Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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setting the caps

The process of adjusting the leather at the head and tail of the spine of a book so as to form a protective cap over the headbands. The caps may also be set at an angle, usually 45°, when there are no headbands. In blankbook binding, as well as quarter-bound bindings with French joints, the cap is usually molded over a length of cord the width of the spine. See also: HEADCAP . (274 )




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