Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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top edge gilt

The head edge of a book which has been cut smooth and gilded. The other two edges, which are not gilded, may be cut smooth, trimmed slightly, or left uncut. Abbreviated "g.t." or "g.t.e." Also called "gilt top." See also: TRIMMED BEFORE SEWING . (69 )

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