Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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uncut ( uncut edges )

The edges of a newly printed book which have not been cut or trimmed, thus leaving the "bolts," which must be cut before the book can be read. Until this is done the book is said to be "unopened." In rebinding a book, the term signifies that the edges are left in the original uncut state, with or without bolts as received. (93 , 196 )

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