Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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thread count

The number of warp and filling yarns per inch in a woven fabric. The Library Binding Institute standards for library binding call for 110 threads in the warp (grade F buckram) for pyroxylin impregnated covering fabric, 45 in the warp and 38 in the filling for spine lining cloth for books more than 1/2 inch thick, and 33 in the warp and 25 in the filling for books 1/2 inch thick or less. (209 , 341 )




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