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BACKSTRIP (Sometimes used as a synonym to Spine) A strip used by binder to reinforce the back of folded sheets in the binding of the spine.
FAIR A book in very worn condition, but all of its important parts and dust jacket (if one was issued) must be present. May be soiled with tears, endpapers missing, etc. Such defects must be noted in descriptions. Also see our page of descriptive terms.
ERRATA A list of errors and their corrections or additions to the printing, found after a book has been printed, usually on a separate sheet or slip of paper. The plural of erratum. If a particular copy of a book lacks an errata slip when one is known to have been issued, that copy should be considered incomplete. (Note: If the slip of paper does not make a correction, but rather supplies additional information, it is called an Addenda Slip.)
DUST JACKET or DUSTWRAPPER (DJ, DW) The separate paper covering for a book. While originally intended for protection (and sometimes originally made from cloth), these have become an important part of modern books, often including information about a book not found elsewhere and original art work designed specifically for the particular book. Jackets are often collectible and highly-desired in their own right and a book published with a jacket that no longer has one can, from a collector’s viewpoint especially, be considered “incomplete.”
WATERMARK A faint identifying design, usually in quality paper. from Carter: “A distinguishing mark or device incorporated in the wire mesh of the tray in which the pulp settle during the process of papermaking, and visible in the finished product when held against the light.”
CLOSED TEAR A tear with no material missing. It could also mean a tear repaired and closed with Japanese tissue or other such type of paper used for page repairs in the trade.
CHAPTER BOOK Fairly modern term referring to books for older children which are organized into chapters, as opposed to “picture books”, which often are not.
For instanceif you are looking for a word that means to see something quickly, you can look up the word "see" then find more specific terms like "get a look" or its synonym "catch a glimpse".
BOOKWORM A larva of any insect which harms books by feeding on their binding or leaves. As they eat they way through the pages of a book, they leave a trail known as “worming.” Also, a term for a person devoted to books.
BOOK JACKET Separate paper covering for the book. Also referred to as the dust jacket or dustwrapper. A well-established practice among publishers as early as the middle of the nineteenth century.
BINDING COPY A book whose text block is complete and serviceable, but the current binding is defective or incomplete. Note: Technically, what we call bindings on most books today, where the text block is glued in (in a hardcover book the text block is glued to a cover by some mull and end sheet paper, and in a softcover book normally the text block is glued directly to the spine of the cover), is actually a casing. Traditionally, bindings were actually sewn to the collected gatherings. The two terms- Binding and Casing – are, becoming interchangeabe today.)
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