Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. The process of rubbing down the edges of a book with fine sandpaper, or a sanding machine, so as to remove as small an amount of margin as possible. 2. The process of sanding down the paper or leather spine lining of a book to make it smooth, chiefly so that no undulations or lumps will be seen under the leather covering. 3. The process of sanding the edges of book boards to impart smoothness.

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