Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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binder's waste

1. See: WASTE SHEET (1) . 2. Scraps of cloth, leather, board, etc., too small to be classed by themselves. 3. The scrap paper resulting from the trimming of books, and which, being clean, white, and unprinted, commands a premium price in the waste paper market.

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