Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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half gilt

An obsolete term used in describing a book sewn on raised cords; the bands appearing on the spine are tooled in gold, usually by means of a broad pallet or roll. The tool was also sometimes worked in the center of each panel between the bands. (97 )

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