Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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bands frayed

The cords (bands) of a book which have been separated (frayed out) into individual threads. The frayed out cords, which extend out from the text block 1 to 2 1/2 inches, are glued between split boards, and are frayed out so as to avoid bulging of the boards. Cf: LACING-IN . (25 )

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