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The glossary below aims to help both novices and more advanced researchers of the history of the book and its many variants understand common terms employed in the many different disciplines that contribute to this varied field of study. Additions and updates are welcome.
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The glossary below aims to help both novices and more advanced researchers of the history of the book and its many variants understand some of the common terms employed in the many different disciplines that contribute to this varied field of study. Additions and updates are welcome.
  
 
=====bifolium=====
 
=====bifolium=====
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: two conjugate leaves, prepared as a surface for writing.
  
 
=====broadside=====
 
=====broadside=====
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: a sheet of paper printed on one side only.
  
 
=====catchword=====
 
=====catchword=====
  
 
=====chain lines=====
 
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: lines visible in laid paper, caused by the wire of the paper mould displacing fibers during the paper making process.
  
 
=====chase=====
 
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=====signature=====
 
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=====Stationer=====
 
=====STC=====
 
=====STC=====
  
 
=====quire=====
 
=====quire=====

Revision as of 12:47, 12 May 2016

The glossary below aims to help both novices and more advanced researchers of the history of the book and its many variants understand some of the common terms employed in the many different disciplines that contribute to this varied field of study. Additions and updates are welcome.

bifolium
two conjugate leaves, prepared as a surface for writing.
broadside
a sheet of paper printed on one side only.
catchword
chain lines
lines visible in laid paper, caused by the wire of the paper mould displacing fibers during the paper making process.
chase
codex
colophon
coucher
deckle
folio
font
format
internal title page
repository
signature
Stationer
STC
quire