Journal Article

Binders' Gatherings

Nicholas Pickwoad

in The Library

Volume 15, issue 1, pages 63-78
Published in print March 2014 | ISSN: 0024-2160
Published online March 2014 | e-ISSN: 1744-8581 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/library/15.1.63
Binders' Gatherings

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In order to create viable bookblocks, binders presented with problematic textblocks resorted to a number of strategies to create out of what they were given the gatherings they needed in order to sew the books and allow boards and/or covers to be attached to them. These are what might be called “binders' gatherings” as they are quite distinct from the gatherings envisaged by the writers or printers of books, and often cut across them in ways that can confuse those who try to work out how the books were first printed or written.

Journal Article.  5069 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Publishing

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