Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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binding process

The two major divisions of BOOKBINDING , which are FORWARDING and FINISHING (1) . Forwarding entails the binding operations, which are the work of the bookbinder; finishing includes decoration and embellishment of the outside (and sometimes the insides of the boards) surfaces of the covers (including the creation of the design), and is the work of the artist. Both operations may be, and frequently are, especially in the United States and Great Britain, performed by the same person.

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