Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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cornerpiece ( cornerstamp )

1. A bookbinding finishing tool, usually ARABESQUE , designed to be used at the corners of a leather binding, usually for the purpose of matching a centerpiece or other form of decoration. 2. Metal corners attached to a binding to protect the corners of the covers from damage. Removable pasteboard cornerpieces are sometimes used to protect the corners of books during shipment. (156 , 310 )

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