Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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softening the back ( softening the spine )

The process of applying water or paste to the spine of a book in order to soften the glue preparatory to rounding and backing, or to remove the old glue when pulling a book for rebinding. (196 )

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