Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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three and one half times the width method

A technique used in applying a second (paper) lining to the spine of a book. A heavy piece of paper three and one-half times the width of the rounded spine is cut and glued across the spine from a line approximately 3/16 inch in from the edge of the spine. The paper is then folded back on itself and glued to the remaining 6 inch of the cloth spine lining. Finally, the paper is folded back and glued to itself. It is a somewhat poor technique as it does not provide for a HOLLOW at the 3/16 inch area. (259 )

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