Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. A strip of paper, papyrus or vellum accordion folded so that writing or printing, which appears on only one side, is formed into pages or columns. The resulting "book" is then secured by cord passed through holes punched along the length of the binding edge. Covers were also at times laced on. Single sheets, folded but also uncut, were also at times treated in this manner. 2. A "stabbed" binding of Oriental origin. See:JAPANESE SEWING . (156 , 370 )

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