Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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shoes

Metal attachments fixed on the tail edges at the corners of the covers of large books, e.g., ledger books, to prevent abrasion of the leather, which may otherwise occur when the book is slid off the shelf. See also:BOSSES ; ROLLER SHOES . (339 )




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