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John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors. 7th edition. With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Oak Knoll Press 1995
Term english
Edges
Definition english
"Unless specifically qualified (e.g. gilt tops), this refers to the three outer edges of the leaves (top, fore-edge and tail), which may be uncut (or cut), trimmed, gilt, gauffred, sprinkled, stained (usually red or yellow: in Irish books of the second half of the 18th century sometimes green or blue), marbled or (rarely – a French style) gilt on the rough. It may also be properly applied to the edges of the boards, when these are decorated with a fillet or roll, commonly from the 16th to the 19th century, even when (as in the 18th) the boards themselves are undecorated." (John Carter)
Term french
Tranches
Definition french
Les trois côtés du livre, autres que le dos et les plats, et formés par l'épaisseur des pages. Selon les époques, elles ont été jaspées, dorées, argentées, ciselées, peintes, marbrées, mouchetées, rougies ou jaunies.
Term danish
Snit
Term dutch
Snede
Term italian
Taglio
Term spanish
Corte
Term swedish
Snitt
Term german
Schnitt
Definition german
Die drei Seiten des Buchblocks, an denen die Bogen nicht zusammengeheftet sind. Diese sind in der Regel beschnitten, damit man das Buch öffnen kann (vgl. dagegen unbeschnitten).
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