Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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hand sewing

The process of sewing a book by hand. Although it is generally assumed to mean sewing through the folds of the sections, it may also refer to the sewing of sections, or, more often, leaves through the side, i.e.,OVERSEWING ,SIDE SEWING , the strengthening of the first and last sections or leaves of a sewn book by means of OVERCASTING , or the re-attachment or replacement of endpapers by the same means. See:FLEXIBLE SEWING ;RECESSED-CORD SEWING ;SADDLE SEWING ;TAPE SEWING (1) .

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