Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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A book that has had a strip of linen attached across the hinge from the flyleaf onto the board paper, so as to reinforce a torn or broken hinge. If the board paper has been lifted from the board for some other operation, e.g., the insertion of an overcast cloth joint, the new hinge can be secured to the board. In cases where the book is also to be strengthened across the joint with a new strip of leather, it is preferable to replace the hinge first, otherwise the additional thickness of the linen inside may exert pressure on the outer joint when the book is closed and create severe strain across the joint. See also:REJOINTED .

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