The Manuscript Codex * Structure
SUPPORTED SEWING

Sewing that includes the use of cords, skin straps, or cloth tapes on the textblock spine. As the sewing thread passes over, around or through these sewing supports, they help prevent the thread from tearing through the gatherings ; additionally, the attachment of the ends of the supports to the adjacent boards can help strengthen the connection between the textblock and covers.
 
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AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER