Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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run-up gilt back

The double gold lines produced by a two-line fillet which runs along sides of the spine of a book, and which are intersected at intervals by double gold lines on either side of each raised band. The horizontal lines are not mitered, and they cross the vertical lines, extending to the edges of the spine. The run-up gilt back represents one of the few cases where the fillet is used on the spine of a book. (339 )

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