Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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stab-sewn endpaper

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A type of endpaper consisting of a single leaf and a folio attached to a strip of linen. The endpaper is attached to the text block by sewing through holes drilled through the leaves of the book in a staggered pattern. The thread is passed back and forth through the holes in a crisscross pattern using two needles. This type of endpaper is said to be useful when a book is to be re-covered (recased) hut not resewn. It provides a strong endpaper attachment and reinforces the first and last few sections or leaves of the book.

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