Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. A general term applied to the process of joining two or more sheets of paper or board, cloth and board, leather and board, cloth and paper, etc., by means of an adhesive. 2. The application of paste to a surface, either by hand with a brush, or by machine. Pasting machines are used to a considerable extent, either as independent units or built into other machines, e.g., casing-in machines. The pasting machine usually consists of a rotating cylinder to which the adhesive is carried from a container or through transfer cylinders, and against which the paper is fed. (140 , 234 )

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