Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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black book

An obsolete term applied to any of the various books, usually of a devotional nature, so-called from the style of their type, the color of their bindings, the nature of their contents, or combinations thereof. They also frequently had BLACK EDGES . (274 )

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