Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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in boards ( in-board binding, in-board forwarding )

1. A book which has had its edges cut after the boards have been laced-in. In-board forwarding, although infrequently used today, was the principal method of craft bookbinding for centuries and in many respects is still the finest technique of forwarding, as it treats bookbinding purely as a craft. It also enables the bookbinder to achieve more accurate SQUARES . It is an abbreviation of "cut in boards." Cf: OUT OF BOARDS . 2. A term occasionally applied to an economical style of binding common in 18th and early 19th centuries, consisting of pasteboards covered with paper, usually blue sides and a white spine. (343 )

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