Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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A technique used to impart additional strength to blankbooks; it involves pasting strips of linen to the folds of certain folios within a section. Each section is taped inside the fold of the outside folio and outside the fold of the inside folio. The number of sections to be taped depends on the size of the book, but generally the first and last six sections are so treated. Strips of linen are also attached between the first and last three or four sections so as to fill in any gaps that may appear when the book is rounded, especially when the sections are very thick. (82 , 343 )

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