Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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commercial binding

A term understood to mean the binding of both short and long runs of identical books largely by machinery, i.e., edition binding, but not including blankbook binding, pamphlet binding, or padding, in distinction from the binding of single books of dissimilar nature, such as craft binding and library binding. (81 , 115 , 320 )

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