Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. A book that has had its spine shaped to create the shoulders to receive the boards. See: BACKING . 2. A damaged leaf of a book, either text or plate, that has been "laid down on" or adhered to silk, paper, linen, plastic film, adhesive film, etc., for reinforcement. See also: NYLON . 3. See: REBACKED .

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