Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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1. The extra length and width of the covering material of a book overlapping the head, tail, and fore edge of the cover, and turned over the edges of the board and glued to the inside surface. In leather binding, the leather is usually pared around these edges so as to make it thinner on the inside of the boards. The extent of the turn-in varies according to the SQUARES of the book, the taste of the times, or the judgment of the binder. 2. The extensions of a book jacket which fold over the fore edges of covers of a book and in over the inside of the covers. (82 , 156 )

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