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A loose, slotted spine-liner of aero-linen was cut to cover the spine panels and help transfer the movement of the opening board into the spine in the finished binding.

 

The aero-linen spine liner is shaped to fit over the raised bands accurately to protect the spine from adhesive and help to transfer board leverage across the spine in the finished binding.

The aero-linen spine liner is shaped to fit over the raised bands accurately to protect the spine from adhesive and help to transfer board leverage across the spine in the finished binding.

Primary endbands were worked through the liner, to hold it firmly in place, over linen cord cores with the same twine used for sewing.  These endbands are structurally important to the binding and are tied down in every quire of the textblock.  The back-bead stitch used produces a robust but flexible endband which reinforces the shape of the spine and controls the opening arch.

The endband slips are laced into the boards to give extra strength at a weak point of the binding.

 

Paper slips mark the centres of the quires so that they can be found easily when sewing the primary endbands.

 

 

Paper slips mark the centres of the quires so that they can be found easily when sewing the primary endbands. 

 


The primary endbands consolidate the shape of the spine and help to control the opening arch of the book.

The primary endbands consolidate the shape of the spine and help to control the opening arch of the book.