Spine lining fabric

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"The fabric used to line the spine of a book. It is generally made of cotton, napped on the side which goes against the spine, and of a weight that will help support the spine while not decreasing its flexibility."[1]


crash (a much thinner open-weave cloth, not preferred for hand or library binding), super (American term), mull (British term)

Related terms

Spine lining, lining


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  1. Roberts, Matt T. and Don Etherington. "Spine lining fabric". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Conservation Online, 1994. Web. 29 March 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nielsen, Torben. Vocabularium bibliothecarii nordicum. København, Bibliotekscentralen, 1968.