Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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band nippers

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Pincers which have broad, flat jaws, used for straightening the bands of a book sewn on raised cords, and also for nipping up the leather during covering. The better nippers are nickleplated or made of stainless steel to avoid discoloring the leather, and are equipped with a spring to keep the jaws open when in use. (161 )

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