Glossary of book history terms
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.
- two conjugate (connected) leaves, prepared as a surface for writing.
- an undivided sheet of paper printed on one side only.
- lines visible in laid paper, caused by the wire of the paper mould displacing fibers during the paper making process.