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 .