Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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stilted

The SQUARES of a book that are unusually extensive. A book is stilted so as to make it of the same height as other books on the same shelf. Stilting may be required when one volume of a set is rebound (and trimmed), in order to make it range with other volumes of the set. In addition, books issued in parts were sometimes stilted by a binder who trimmed excessively. (66 , 69 )




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