Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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center tools

The ornamental stamps on the spine of a volume between the raised bands. Of the customary six spaces, the title is normally in space two (from the top), the author in space four, the year of publication in space six, with "center tools" in spaces one, three, five and six (just above the date). (94 , 261 , 371 )

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