Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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counterchange

A decorative binding motif consisting of a cover broken into divisions in which there is a reversal of dark and light shading. If the cover is divided in half vertically, the left half of the background may be of a dark shade, and the right a light shade, while the panel in the center, also divided vertically, would have a light left and a dark right side. (94 , 183 )




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