Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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trimmed in the round

A book that is trimmed after rounding. Books that are to be gilded on all three edges are sometimes trimmed in this manner to facilitate the work of the gilder. In order to trim the fore edge in the round, the round must first be removed temporarily by forcing the spine against the guide of the cutting machine, or by the use of TRINDLES , if the book has laced-on boards and is to be trimmed with the plow. It is very difficult and frequently impossible to remove all of the round by either method. If the book is to be trimmed in the guillotine, the concave fore edge is filled in with CHIPBOARD to keep the paper from breaking away when the head and tail are trimmed. Cf: TRIMMED IN THE SQUARE . (339 )

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