Structure outline for book description documentation

Robert Espinosa
I.  Textblock
    A.  Paper
            Handmade, machine
            Antique laid, modern laid, wove
            Thickness:
            Texture:
                Smooth, moderate, rough
            Type impression
                Smooth, moderate, rough           (huh?)
            Pressing / moisture distortion   (having explanatory
                                                sentence)
    B.  Format and Collation
            Folio (chain lines vertical), quarto (horizontal), octavo
                (vertical) long 12mo (vertical) 12mo (horizontal)
            (enter collation formula)
            Total no. of sections
            Total no. of text leaves
            Total no. of blank leaves front:
            Total no. of blank leaves back:
II. Binding Construction
    A.  Laced
        1.  Supported Sewing
                General
                    Covering and Protection
                        Full, quarter, half
                        tawed, tanned
                        goatskin, pigskin, calfskin, sheepskin
                        cloth, velvet
                        marbled paper siding, paste paper siding,
                            printed paper siding, parchment (ms.)
                            siding, plain paper siding, cloth
                            siding, vellum siding
                        wooden boards, paste boards, mill boards,
                            pulp boards
                Sewing
                    No of Stations:
                        w/saw kerfs
                    Supports
                        single, double
                        tawed thongs, tanned thongs, cord, vellum,
                            tapes
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                    Stitch
                        linked, unlinked, overcast
                        all-along (continuous), two-on, three-on
                    Thread
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                        material:   linen, cotton, synthetic
                    Layout (use standard diagram showing stations
                        and dimensions)
                Endbands
                    Primary only, primary and secondary (decorative
                        overband)
                    Supports
                        single core, double core, triple core, quad
                            core, laminate core, flat folded core
                        tawed, tanned, cord, vellum, cloth
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                    Laced, unlaced
                    Thread
                        no. of threads:     colors:
                        no. of strands/color    twist:
                        material:   silk, linen, cotton
                        twist:
                    Stitch
                        back bead, front bead
                        simple wound, figure eight
                            single thread, double thread
                    Tie downs:  no:     tie down thread used:
                    Stuck on
                Endpapers
                    Paper, vellum
                        handmade, machine made
                            antique laid, modern laid, wove
                        Thickness
                        Texture
                            Smooth, moderate, rough
                        Color (standard reference?)
                        Distinguishing marks (watermarks, etc).
                    Construction
                        single folio, double folio, single leaf,
                            made-end
                        tipped, hooked, sewn through fold
                        w/ pastedown, w/o pastedown
                        reinforcing vellum guard, reinforcing paper
                            guard
                Spine Treatment
                    Shaping
                        nearly flat (almost no shoulder), moderate
                            round (slight flaring shoulder), well
                            rounded (heavy right-angle shoulder)
                    Reinforcement
                        adhesive
                            starch, gelatin glue, synthetic
                        lining
                            paper, vellum, tawed skin, tanned skin,
                                cloth
                            no. of layers:
                            position
                                overall, between sewing station, w/
                                    slotted spine
                        lining material extends onto boards, lining
                            material width of spine
                        tube hollow
                        covering stuck to backbone, covering unstuck
                            to backbone
                Board Details
                    Spine edge
                        inner bevel, outer bevel, inner chamfer,
                            outer chamfer, square
                    Outer surfaces
                         flat, overall moderate chamfering,
                             cushioned, shaped (heavy corner areas,
                             with outer bevels between covers).
                    Lacing
                        supports frayed and pasted onto boards
                            laced through once, laced through twice
                        single in-line lacing path, double split
                            lacing paths
                        pegged, adhesive join
                Edges
                    Trimming
                        unopened, all edges... head... foredge...
                            tail... trimmed, severely trimmed
                    Decoration
                        gilt, gauffered, gilt on the rough,
                            sprinkled, stained, marbled, painted
                            titled
                        Color:      red, yellow, blue, green
                    Markers
                        material:       color:
                        attached to headbands, attached to foredge
                Foredge Closures, Metal Attachments
                    Closures
                        no. of closures:
                        hook/catch plates, pin/ring, pin/ring plate
                        tawed strap, tawed/vellum strap, tanned
                            strap, braided strap
                        linen ties, silk ties, tawed ties
                    Metal Attachments
                        no. of bosses:
                        round bosses, shaped corner bosses
                        placement (show book diagram)
                Finishing
                    undecorated, blind, gilt, sprinkled,
                        embroidered, onlays
                    panel stamped, roll stamped, tool stamped
                    finishing style: (give name if appropriate
                        Gothic, 16th c., strapwork, armorial, seme`,
                        pointille`, fanfare, etc)
                    owner stamp:        binder stamp:
                Titling
                    on spine, on boards, in panel(s)
                    on label
                        paper, leather
                        tooled, hand lettered, printed
                    titling information:
        2.  Unsupported Sewing
                General
                    Covering and Protection
                        Full, quarter, half
                        tawed, tanned
                        goatskin, pigskin, calfskin, sheepskin
                        cloth, velvet
                        marbled paper siding, paste paper siding,
                            printed paper siding, parchment (ms.)
                            siding, plain paper siding, cloth
                            siding, vellum siding
                        wooden boards, paste boards, mill boards,
                            pulp boards
                Sewing
                    No of Stations:
                        w/saw kerfs
                    Thread
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                        material:   linen, cotton, synthetic
                    Stitch
                        single thread in gutter, double thread in
                            gutter
                        sewn in one block, sewn in two blocks
                        one needle, two needle
                    Layout (use standard diagram showing stations
                        and dimensions)
                Endbands
                    Primary only, primary and secondary (decorative
                        overband)
                    Supports
                        single core, double core, triple core, quad
                            core, laminate core, flat folded core
                        tawed, tanned, cord, vellum, cloth
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                    Laced, unlaced
                    Thread
                        no. of threads:     colors:
                        no. of strands/color    twist:
                        material:   silk, linen, cotton
                        twist:
                    Stitch
                        back bead, front bead
                        simple wound, figure eight
                            single thread, double thread
                    Tie downs:  no:     tie down thread used:
                    Stuck on
                Endpapers
                    Paper, vellum
                        handmade, machine made
                            antique laid, modern laid, wove
                        Thickness
                        Texture
                            Smooth, moderate, rough
                        Color (standard reference?)
                        Distinguishing marks (watermarks, etc).
                    Construction
                        single folio, double folio, single leaf,
                            made-end
                        tipped, hooked, sewn through fold
                        w/ pastedown, w/o pastedown
                        reinforcing vellum guard, reinforcing paper
                            guard
                Spine Treatment
                    Shaping
                        nearly flat (almost no shoulder), moderate
                            round (slight flaring shoulder), well
                            rounded (heavy right-angle shoulder)
                    Reinforcement
                        adhesive
                            starch, gelatin glue, synthetic
                        lining
                            paper, vellum, tawed skin, tanned skin,
                                cloth
                            no. of layers:
                            position
                                overall, between sewing station, w/
                                    slotted spine
                        lining material extends onto boards, lining
                            material width of spine
                        tube hollow
                        covering stuck to backbone, covering unstuck
                            to backbone
                Board Details
                    Spine edge
                        inner bevel, outer bevel, inner chamfer,
                            outer chamfer, square
                    Outer surfaces
                         flat, overall moderate chamfering,
                             cushioned, shaped (heavy corner areas,
                             with outer bevels between covers).
                    Edges flush w/text, protruding over text
                        (squares)
                    Lacing
                        supports frayed and pasted onto boards
                        laced through single hole
                        laced through multiple holes,   No:
                        laced from outside to inside, laced through
                            spine edge, laced from inside to outside
                Edges
                    Trimming
                        unopened, all edges... head... foredge...
                            tail... trimmed, severely trimmed
                    Decoration
                        gilt, gauffered, gilt on the rough,
                            sprinkled, stained, marbled, painted
                            titled
                        Color:      red, yellow, blue, green
                    Markers
                        material:       color:
                        attached to headbands, attached to foredge
                Foredge Closures, Metal Attachments
                    Closures
                        no. of closures:
                        hook/catch plates, pin/ring, pin/ring plate
                        tawed strap, tawed/vellum strap, tanned
                            strap, braided strap
                        linen ties, silk ties, tawed ties
                    Metal Attachments
                        no. of bosses:
                        round bosses, shaped corner bosses
                        placement (show book diagram)
                Finishing
                    undecorated, blind, gilt, sprinkled,
                        embroidered, onlays
                    panel stamped, roll stamped, tool stamped
                    finishing style: (give name if appropriate
                        Gothic, 16th c., strapwork, armorial, seme`,
                        pointille`, fanfare, etc)
                    owner stamp:        binder stamp:
                Titling
                    on spine, on boards, in panel(s)
                    on label
                        paper, leather
                        tooled, hand lettered, printed
                    titling information:
    B.  Cased
        1.  Supported Sewing
                General
                    Covering and Protection
                        Full, quarter, half
                        cloth, paper lined cloth, grained cloth,
                            ribbon embossed cloth, polished cotton,
                            unsized cloth, paper
                        plain paper siding, paste paper siding,
                            printed paper siding, parchment (ms.)
                            siding, plain paper siding, cloth
                            siding, vellum siding
                        Over
                            paste boards, mill boards,
                                pulp boards, thin card, limp
                Sewing
                    No of Stations:
                        w/saw kerfs
                    Supports
                        single, double
                        tawed thongs, tanned thongs, cord, vellum,
                            tapes
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                    Stitch
                        linked, unlinked, overcast
                        all-along (continuous), two-on, three-on
                    Thread
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                        material:   linen, cotton, synthetic
                    Layout (use standard diagram showing stations
                        and dimensions)
plain
                        paper siding, cloth siding, vellum siding
                Endbands
                    Primary only, primary and secondary (decorative
                        overband)
                    Supports
                        single core, double core, triple core, quad
                            core, laminate core, flat folded core
                        tawed, tanned, cord, vellum, cloth
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                    Laced, unlaced
                    Thread
                        no. of threads:     colors:
                        no. of strands/color    twist:
                        material:   silk, linen, cotton
                        twist:
                    Stitch
                        back bead, front bead
                        simple wound, figure eight
                            single thread, double thread
                    Tie downs:  no:     tie down thread used:
                    Stuck on
                Endpapers
                    Paper, vellum
                        handmade, machine made
                            antique laid, modern laid, wove
                        Thickness
                        Texture
                            Smooth, moderate, rough
                        Color (standard reference?)
                        Distinguishing marks (watermarks, etc).
                    Construction
                        single folio, double folio, single leaf,
                            made-end
                        tipped, hooked, sewn through fold
                        w/ pastedown, w/o pastedown
                        reinforcing vellum guard, reinforcing paper
                            guard
                Spine Treatment
                    Shaping
                        nearly flat (almost no shoulder), moderate
                            round (slight flaring shoulder), well
                            rounded (heavy right-angle shoulder)
                    Reinforcement
                        adhesive
                            starch, gelatin glue, synthetic
                        lining
                            paper, vellum, tawed skin, tanned skin,
                                cloth
                            no. of layers:
                            position
                                overall, between sewing station, w/
                                    slotted spine
                        lining material extends onto boards, lining
                            material width of spine
                        tube hollow
                        covering stuck to backbone, covering unstuck
                            to backbone
                Board Details
                    Spine edge
                        inner bevel, outer bevel, inner chamfer,
                            outer chamfer, square
                    Outer surfaces
                         flat, overall moderate chamfering,
                             cushioned, shaped (heavy corner areas,
                             with outer bevels between covers).
                    Lacing
                        supports frayed and pasted onto boards
                            laced through once, laced through twice
                        single in-line lacing path, double split
                            lacing paths
                        pegged, adhesive join
                Edges
                    Trimming
                        unopened, all edges... head... foredge...
                            tail... trimmed, severely trimmed
                    Decoration
                        gilt, gauffered, gilt on the rough,
                            sprinkled, stained, marbled, painted
                            titled
                        Color:      red, yellow, blue, green
                    Markers
                        material:       color:
                        attached to headbands, attached to foredge
                Foredge Closures, Metal Attachments
                    Closures
                        no. of closures:
                        hook/catch plates, pin/ring, pin/ring plate
                        tawed strap, tawed/vellum strap, tanned
                            strap, braided strap
                        linen ties, silk ties, tawed ties
                    Metal Attachments
                        no. of bosses:
                        round bosses, shaped corner bosses
                        placement (show book diagram)
                Finishing
                    undecorated, blind, gilt, sprinkled,
                        embroidered, onlays
                    panel stamped, roll stamped, tool stamped
                    finishing style: (give name if appropriate
                        Gothic, 16th c., strapwork, armorial, seme`,
                        pointille`, fanfare, etc)
                    owner stamp:        binder stamp:
                Titling
                    on spine, on boards, in panel(s)
                    on label
                        paper, leather
                        tooled, hand lettered, printed
                    titling information:
        2.  Unsupported Sewing
                General
                    Covering and Protection
                        Full, quarter, half
                        tawed, tanned
                        goatskin, pigskin, calfskin, sheepskin
                        cloth, velvet
                        marbled paper siding, paste paper siding,
                            printed paper siding, parchment (ms.)
                            siding, plain paper siding, cloth
                            siding, vellum siding
                        wooden boards, paste boards, mill boards,
                            pulp boards
                Sewing
                    No of Stations:
                        w/saw kerfs
                    Thread
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                        material:   linen, cotton, synthetic
                    Stitch
                        single thread in gutter, double thread in
                            gutter
                        sewn in one block, sewn in two blocks
                        one needle, two needle
                    Layout (use standard diagram showing stations
                        and dimensions)
                Endbands
                    Primary only, primary and secondary (decorative
                        overband)
                    Supports
                        single core, double core, triple core, quad
                            core, laminate core, flat folded core
                        tawed, tanned, cord, vellum, cloth
                        no. of strands:             twist:
                    Wrapped/sewn to Board edges, spine width only
                    Greek Style, Ethiopian Style, Armenian Style,
                        Islamic Style
                    Thread
                        no. of threads:     colors:
                        no. of strands/color    twist:
                        material:   silk, linen, cotton
                        twist:
                    Stitch
                        back bead, front bead
                        simple wound, figure eight
                            single thread, double thread
                    Tie downs:  no:     tie down thread used:
                Endpapers
                    Paper, vellum
                        handmade, machine made
                            antique laid, modern laid, wove
                        Thickness
                        Texture
                            Smooth, moderate, rough
                        Color (standard reference?)
                        Distinguishing marks (watermarks, etc).
                    Construction
                        single folio, double folio, single leaf,
                            made-end
                        tipped, hooked, sewn through fold
                        w/ pastedown, w/o pastedown
                       vellum  reinforcing guard, paper reinforcing
                            guard
                Spine Treatment
                    Shaping
                        nearly flat (almost no shoulder), moderate
                            round (slight flaring shoulder), well
                            rounded (heavy right-angle shoulder)
                    Reinforcement
                        adhesive
                            starch, gelatin glue, synthetic
                        lining
                            paper, vellum, tawed skin, tanned skin,
                                cloth
                            no. of layers:
                            position
                                overall, between sewing station, w/
                                    slotted spine
                        lining material extends onto boards, lining
                            material width of spine
                        covering stuck to backbone, covering unstuck
                            to backbone
                Board Details
                    Spine edge
                        inner bevel, outer bevel, inner chamfer,
                            outer chamfer, square
                    Head , Tail, Foredge
                        inner bevel, outer bevel, inner chamfer,
                            outer chamfer, square
                     Outer surfaces
                         flat, overall moderate chamfering,
                             cushioned, shaped (heavy corner areas,
                             with outer bevels between covers).
                    Edges flush w/text, protruding over text
                        (squares)
                    Lacing
                        supports frayed and pasted onto boards
                        laced through single hole
                        laced through multiple holes,   No:
                        laced from outside to inside, laced through
                            spine edge, laced from inside to outside
                Edges
                    Trimming
                        unopened, all edges... head... foredge...
                            tail... trimmed, severely trimmed
                    Decoration
                        gilt, gauffered, gilt on the rough,
                            sprinkled, stained, marbled, painted
                            titled
                        Color:      red, yellow, blue, green
                    Markers
                        material:       color:
                        attached to headbands, attached to foredge
                Foredge Closures, Metal Attachments
                    Closures
                        no. of closures:
                        hook/catch plates, pin/ring, pin/ring plate
                        tawed strap, tawed/vellum strap, tanned
                            strap, braided strap
                        linen ties, silk ties, tawed ties
                    Metal Attachments
                        no. of bosses:
                        round bosses, shaped corner bosses
                        placement (show book diagram)
                Finishing
                    undecorated, blind, gilt, sprinkled,
                        embroidered, onlays
                    panel stamped, roll stamped, tool stamped
                    finishing style: (give name if appropriate
                        Gothic, 16th c., strapwork, armorial, seme`,
                        pointille`, fanfare, etc)
                    owner stamp:        binder stamp:
                Titling
                    on spine, on boards, in panel(s)
                    on label
                        paper, leather
                        tooled, hand lettered, printed
                    titling information:
    C.  Laced Case (Supported Sewing)
            General
                Material
                    Full, quarter
                    calf, goat, sheep
                    vellum, paper
                    plain paper siding, paste paper siding, marbled
                        paper siding, parchment (ms.) siding, bare
                        bd.
                    paper lined, thin card, heavy card
                    yapp foredges
                Sewing
                    linked, unlinked
                    all-along, two on, three on
                Thread
                    no. of strands:             twist:
                    Material: linen, cotton, synthetic
                Layout (Diagram)
            Endbands
                Primary only, primary and secondary (decorative
                    overband)
                Supports
                    single core, double core, triple core, quad
                        core, laminate core, flat folded core
                    tawed, tanned, cord, vellum, cloth
                    no. of strands:             twist:
                    Laced, unlaced
                    Thread
                        no. of threads:     colors:
                        no. of strands/color    twist:
                        material:   silk, linen, cotton
                        twist:
                    Stitch
                        back bead, front bead
                        simple wound, figure eight
                            single thread, double thread
                    Tie downs:  no:     tie down thread used:
                    Stuck-on
            Endpapers
                Paper, vellum
                    handmade, machine made
                        antique laid, modern laid, wove
                    Thickness
                    Texture
                        Smooth, moderate, rough
                    Color (standard reference?)
                    Distinguishing marks (watermarks, etc).
                    Construction
                        single folio, double folio, single leaf,
                            made-end
                        tipped, hooked, sewn through fold
                        w/ pastedown, w/o pastedown
                       vellum  reinforcing guard, paper reinforcing
                            guard
            Spine Treatmemt
                Shaping
                    nearly flat (almost no shoulder), moderate
                        round (slight flaring shoulder), well
                        rounded (heavy right-angle shoulder)
                Reinforcement
                    adhesive
                        starch, gelatin glue, synthetic
                    lining
                        paper, vellum, tawed skin, tanned skin,
                            cloth
                        no. of layers:
                        position
                            overall, between sewing station, w/
                                slotted spine
                    lining material extends onto boards, lining
                        material width of spine
            Cover/Text Attachment
                Endbands laced only, endbands and supports laced,
                    supports laced only
                single in-line lacing, branched lacing
                joint score
                slotted spine, smooth spine
                    sewing protective piece (over bands)
                    tawed skin
            Edges
                Trimming
                    unopened, all edges... head... foredge...
                        tail... trimmed, severely trimmed
                Decoration
                    gilt, gauffered, gilt on the rough, sprinkled,
                        stained, marbled, painted titled
                Color:      red, yellow, blue, green
                Markers
                    material:       color:
                    attached to headbands, attached to foredge
            Foredge Closures
                no. of closures:
                Material: tawed ties, linen ties, silk ties
            Titling
                hand lettered, tooled
                paper spine label, leather spine label
                Titling information:
    D.  Wrapper
        1.  Supported Sewing (Vellum, Paper)
        2.  Unsupported Sewing (Paper)

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