Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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The processes or steps involved in binding a book. It has been variously defined as: 1) all of the binding processes following gathering, including covering; 2) the processes following sewing and up to covering; and 3) the processes following sewing and including covering. In edition binding, the term SHEETWORK is usually used in lieu of forwarding. (83 , 123 )

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