Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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stiff leaf

1. The blank leaf of an endpaper pasted directly to the first leaf of a book. The first folio number is then on a left-hand page. It is a technique used in blankbook binding. 2. Two ruled leaves pasted together at any place where the ruling changes, so as to have uniform ruling at any SPREAD (1) to which the book is opened. Leaves are also glued between the front fly leaf and the first page of the index, as well as between the index and the main part of the book. (276 )

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