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[BKARTS] single sheets and signatures



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Dear Cal,
The classic solutions for binding in single leaves are three: to tip a guard
(usually a Japanese hand made) to the spine edge of the single sheet and hook
it around an adjacent fold, to make the single sheet wide enough on the spine
edge to allow for that type guard, or to trim a blank sheet in a signature
back to create a guard to which the map is tipped. In all cases of course the
goal is to allow the map to open all the way back to the spine fold.
BOOKBINDING AND THE REPAIR OF BOOKS certainly covers this.
Gluing maps to both sides of a leaf might tend to make the page rather stiff
and interfere with a smooth opening. Have you considered attaching the maps
using folded hinges, one side adhered to the map, the other to the page?
Clarkson and Lindsay's HOUSING SINGLE-SHEET MATERIAL: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE
FASCICULE SYSTEM AT THE BODLEIN LIBRARY, The Paper Conservator, Vol.18, 1994,
is particularly good on this topic. Best
James

James Tapley
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