Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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A pattern made of board, metal, or plastic and used as a guide in cutting leather for covers or spines and corners, or cases for library or hand edition bindings. Before the days of machine edition binding, a template made to the proper size for the edition being bound, when positioned on the sides, level with the outer edge of the cover, could be marked to give the trimming positions, which not only saved time by eliminating the necessity of making hundreds of marks with dividers, but also made it possible to cut all siding papers together to one size. (236 , 256 )

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