Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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tight fit

The case of a book which is too small for the text block, resulting in a tendency for the covers to gape. It is caused by an error in the measurement of the boards resulting in an INLAY (1) that is too narrow, with the consequence that the covering material on the spine is not the full width of the spine.




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