Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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dividing into sections

A term applied to the process of dividing the leaves of a book to be oversewn into "sections" following the removal of the hack folds. The normal thickness of each section is 0.055 inch; however, books printed on paper that is unusually thick or bulky are sometimes divided into sections 0.065 inch in thickness. (209 )

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