Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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without spring-back or hubs

An economical form of blankbook binding used in the United States. The book is bound without a SPRING-BACK (1) orHUBS and is usually covered in half leather with canvas or a lighter cloth on the sides. Although the book sometimes has a hollow back, it more often has a tight back, as the latter imparts additional strength to what is essentially a weak form of blankbook binding. (339 )

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