Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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padded boards ( padded leather, padded sides )

A book which has boards padded with cotton batting, blotting paper, or other compressible material, so that they are thicker than normal boards, especially toward the center, and are soft to the touch. Such boards are generally covered in genuine or imitation leather, and are used for diaries, presentation books, and the like. (264 )

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