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My teacher, Jean Gunner, is English. She told us that it is the "throw up". ie; the upward throwing of the page from the spine.
I've always enjoyed teaching the term in my beginning binding classes.


Ellen Strong


At 09:17 AM 3/31/2009, Brian Herschler wrote:
Dear Artisans and Interested Parties,

I am wondering if you could help me find a term? I have been through
the online glossaries, have asked the IOBA Discuss list, and finally
got referred to this listserv by a member of the GBW (Thank you for
that!).

I'm looking for a term applicable to an open book that refers to the
rising curve of the pages that finally and (in many bindings)
dramatically dips down to the binding edge. In other words, the shape
that the book takes in the vicinity of the spine when the book is
lying open face up, that roll and dip. My understanding is that
'gutter' refers to the inner blank space, the margin all along the
spine running down to the binding edge. The term, as I understand it,
is useful in a discussion of whether a book may be rebound.
Unfortunately, though 'gutter' refers to the right location, more or
less, it's not exactly the term I'm looking for.

As you know, the quality of a binding is judged (in part) by how flat
the open book lies. When discussing this quality, it might be useful
to have a term that exactly refers to that gentle roll up and more
pronounced dip down, the recto and verso looking like two ocean waves
meeting and bowing to each other.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you.

Brian Herschler



Thank you again.



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