Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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inserted after binding

Bulky maps, plans, etc., which require many folds and which are to be tipped into the book subsequent to binding, as they might otherwise interfere with trimming. In order to compensate for the bulk of this material, and thus prevent gaping of the covers of the finished book, aCOMPENSATION GUARD is usually included in the binding of the book. See also: LIPPED ;THROW OUT .

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