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Round (third-person singular simple present Rounds, present participle Rounding, simple past and past participle Rounded)

  1. "The process of molding the spine of a text block into an arc of approximately one-third of a circle, which in the process produces the characteristic concave fore edge of the book. Rounding takes place after the spine has been given a light coat of adhesive, and is accomplished by means of light hammering along the spine with a round-headed hammer." [1]
"Correctly Rounded Book" from Pleger, John J. Bookbinding and Its Auxiliary Branches (in Four Parts): Part Three. Chicago: The Inland Printer Company, 1914. Online resources.

Related terms

Rounding and backing machine, Backing, Backing hammer, forwarding

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  1. Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.