The Manuscript Codex * Parts and positions
SPINE

The edge of a manuscript that establishes the axis around which the leaves are turned (opposite the fore-edge). The sewing, when present, is made along this edge to secure the gatherings of the textblock to each other. The term is indeterminate, comprising the cover spine and the textblock spine.
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UBL OR. 1098

 

 

AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER