Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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spine lining fabric

The fabric used to line the spine of a book. It is generally made of cotton, napped on the side which goes against the spine, and of a weight that will help support the spine while not decreasing its flexibility.

The Library Binding Institute's Specifications for Library Binding call for cloth of a weight not less than 4.0 ounces per yard, a thread count of not less than 45 in the warp and 38 in the filling, and a breaking strength (by the strip method) of not less than 42 pounds per inch for the warp and 53 1/2 pounds for the filling. For books less than 1/2 inch in thickness, these specifications may be reduced to a cloth with a weight of 2 1/2 ounces per square yard, plain weave, single ply yarn, a thread count of not less than 33 in the warp and 25 in the filling, and a breaking strength (by the grab method) of not less than 44 pounds per inch for the warp and 40 pounds per inch for the filling. See also:SPINE LINING ; SPINE LINING PAPER . (208 )




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