Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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bookbinder's type

Individual letters and number of ordinary type, without handles, designed to be set in a LETTERING PALLET or BLOCKING PRESS , and used to letter books. The use of the pallet or press gives uniformity to the lettering and saves time, but it does not give the freedom and individuality that is available with the use of HAND LETTERS . Type, on the other hand, is extremely useful when lettering a number of copies of the same title. (339 )

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