Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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false bands

The imitation raised cords (bands) found on some books. They consist of narrow strips of leather (or other material, e.g., vellum) attached directly to the hollow of the cover, or in the case of a tight back binding, directly to the spine of the book. The false bands stand out in imitation of a book sewn on raised cords. In England, they were introduced as early as the 17th century. Cf: HUBS . See also: FLEXIBLE SEWING .

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