How to Describe Rare Books, Manuscripts, Autographs, Maps, Prints, Atlases, First Editions, Illustrated Books - Glossary in English
Refers to the standard reference book about wine books printed in the English language, Wine Into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language by James M. Gabler....
(Author's Proof). Copies of the book (usually in an inexpensive binding) intended for the author, editors, and proof readers to correct.
A folded printed sheet of leaves prior to binding; referred to as a signature after binding.
A pattern tooled on gilt edges of book.
As in "original cloth gilt" – gold decoration or lettering applied to a binding or page edge. Gilding the top edge was desired not only because it looks attractive, but also because it makes the...
Gilt top, gilt applied to the top edge of the text block (see also g.t.)
Thin, partially transparent paper product, either printed, or most often not, used as a dustjacket on some books, perhaps most frequently on limited or small press editions.
Refers to the condition of a book; chewed-on edges or corners of a book.
|Go(au)ffered, chiselled (edges)|
Refers to the condition of a book; an unintentional nick or hole in the cover of a book, or on its spine. Or in bookbinding, a single-line finishing tool that is used to create either blind or gold...
The inner margin of the leaves of a bound book; adjacent inner margins of facing pages when book is open.