Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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letterpress binding

One of the two major composite styles of bookbinding, the other beingSTATIONERY BINDING . Letterpress binding refers to the binding of books intended to be read, as distinct from books used for written records, i.e., books meant to be written in. The name derives from the time when all printing was done by letterpress. The major forms of letterpress binding include: EDITION BINDING ,LIBRARY BINDING , and PAMPHLET BINDING , as well as the binding of books by hand. See also: BOOKBINDING .

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