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"The process of shaping a ridge or shoulder on each side of the spine of a text block prior to the application of the spine lining material" [1]

For the term that means the lamination of two different materials together, see Lining, Lamination, or Laminate.


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(present participle of the verb, 'to back')


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  1. Roberts, Matt T. and Don Etherington. "Backing". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Conservation Online, 1994. Web. 23 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Crespo Nogueira, Carmen, ed. ICA Handbooks Series : Glossary of Basic Archival and Library Conservation Terms : English with Equivalents in Spanish, German, Italian, French and Russian. Munchen, DEU: K. G. Saur, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web.