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A method of folding a sheet of paper, first to the right and then to the left, so that the sheet opens and closes in the manner of a concertina.  +
A method of securing loose leaves into a solid text block by means of an adhesive rather than by means of sewing, stitching, etc.  +
Paper which has been folded at right angles to the direction in which the fibers tend to lie  +
That characteristic of some adhesives, and especially nonvulcanizing rubber adhesives, to adhere to themselves during the period in which volatile constituents are evaporating, even though they may appear to be dry. Also called "aggressive tack."  +
A method of sewing a book, usually by hand and generally on cords or tapes. The thread goes "all along," inside the fold of the section—that is, from kettle stitch to kettle stitch of each successive section, one complete length of thread for each section.  +
An obsolete term for one of the varieties of enameled cloth made to imitate leather.  +
A small engraved or printed label, usually found on the upper outside corner of one of the front flyleaves, giving the name (and usually the address) of the bookbinder. Tickets were used from the early 18th century until about 1825, but were not often seen in England until about 1780.  +
A term originally used with reference to stamping a leather cover with small, unheated tools that were cut intaglio so that the impression was in relief.  +
A marble pattern developed in the late 18th century and one especially identified with English bookbinding (sometimes being called the "English stormont"). Its distinctive feature is the red vein running through a network of slaty blue.  +
A lever type of cutter mounted on a flat bed and used for cutting hard millboard, and similar materials. The bed is equipped with a movable gauge against which the stock is placed for accurate cutting, and a foot-operated clamp which secures the material for cutting. The blade usually has one or more counterweights at the end opposite the handle to help prevent the knife from falling accidently, and also to reduce the effort required to raise the blade.  +
A lock added to the edge of a book in order to physically secure it from unauthorized access  +
a person who binds books  +
A leather produced from the skins of sheep which have hair instead of wool, i.e., straight-haired sheepskins.  +
Generally, an animal glue supplied in large slabs up to 3 inches in thickness. The slabs are broken into small pieces, soaked in cold water until they absorb as much water as possible, and then heated to useable consistency.  +
A common style of decoration, essentially Eastern in origin, featuring a center ornament, circular or (occasionally) oval in shape, and often ARABESQUE , in combination with corner pieces generally made up of a quarter segment of the center ornament. The style was common on the Continent and especially in England from about 1580 to 1620.  +
The projecting flexible covers of limp bindings turned over to protect the leaves and edges of books, usually of a devotional nature. The circuit edge differs from the yapp edge in that the overlap of the cover is not continuous. The covering leather is turned over at head and tail, with an independent flap at the fore edge. The corners are square. This technique allows the flaps to fold flat onto the edges.  +
A bonding operation in which the parts to be joined are subjected to pressure without the application of heat. In hand binding, virtually all pressing comes under this definition, whereas in edition and library binding, some pressing operations require the application of heat.  +
The decoration of the head edge of a book by means of coloring followed by burnishing.  +
A strip of paper, muslin, or other thin material used to attach or reinforce leaves or inserts in books, permitting bending.  +
A type of small press, originally used to copy letters.  +