Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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triple lining

A procedure for lining the spine of a book, generally used for higher quality edition bindings. The triple lining consists of the customary cloth lining, a crepe manila lining, and the headbands, which represent the "third" lining.

In some cases the headbands are glued to the crepe manila lining and a second cloth lining is glued over the first, the crepe manila then becoming the third lining. This is unusual, however, as two consecutive cloth linings are seldom encountered in bookbinding. (140 )

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