Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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squares

The marginal difference between the edges of the text block and the edges of the case or boards of the book. Normally, squares vary both in proportion to the size of the book and according to taste. They are described relatively from the least extensive, or pinhead, to the most extensive, bold, with neat, ordinary, and full being intermediate sizes. Books with projecting index tabs will have very extensive squares on the fore edge. Cf: CUT FLUSH ; YAPP STYLE . See also: STILTED . (97 , 173 , 306 )




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