Specifications of Library Reinforced Binding:
End papers: Endpapers are to be of good tough opaque paper of approved mild colour, with at least one plan white leaf between each of them and the printed matter. The end papers are to be made with strong liner of cloth and to be sewn on as a section.
Cutting edges: Unless other wise instructed, the contractor is to cut edges of books accurately and to take care to leave margins as wide as possible.
Forwarding: Unless otherwise directed, all books should have French joints and tight or close flexible backs with the covering material attached directly to the back-tapes firmly inserted between split boards. LEATHER IS NOT TO BE UNDULY PAIRED DOWN OR UNDULY S71 RETCHED IN. COVERING. THE COVERING MATERIAL OF BACK IS TO EXTEND OVER BOARDS TO AT LEAST ONE-SIXTH OF THE WIDTH OF THE BOOK. ALL BOOKS .SHOULD OPEN UN FREELY AND LIE FLAT.
Lettering: Lettering is to be impressed in best gold directly on to the material which covers the book.
Sizes: The size of a book is to be determined by the measurement of the board, the square of which must not exceed one eighth of an inch in books upto the crown octavo, and proportionately for larger sizes.