1. The process of collecting, and arranging in
proper order for binding, the printed sheets or
sections of a publication, which, in the case of
sections, takes place after folding. 2. The group
of leaves formed by folding and combining the one
or more sheets or half sheets which make up a
section (signature). The sheet is the printer's
unit, while the gathering is the binder's unit. In
the case of the octavo, the gathering normally
comprises one sheet folded three times; however,
in larger or smaller volumes, it may consist of
two or more sheets, or sheets and half sheets. 3.
See: CATCH STITCH .
See textual note
(320 , 335 )