Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. The inscription printed on the title page of a book or other publication, and usually intended to describe the contents of the publication. Tn its broadest use, it includes the sub-title, alternative title, or associated descriptive matter, but not the author and/or editor, translator, etc., unless the name forms a grammatically inseparable part of the title. See also: BINDER'S TITLE ; COVER TITLE (1) . 2. In hand binding, usually the space or panel between the first two raised bands (from the head) on the spine of a book, on which the title is lettered. (156 , 183 , 241 )

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