WOD – skeleton guard book

in honor of the occasion . . .

guard book.
A book containing compensation guards equal to the anticipated thickness of the additional matter to be added at a later time. The guards are sewn with the book and are intended to prevent gaping of the boards or damage to the spine when the book is filled with photographs, clippings, etc. Also called a stub book.

1. Clowes, William Beaufoy. A guide to printing. London. Heineman. 1963.
2. Vaughan, Alexander J. Modern bookbinding; a treatise covering both letterpress and stationery branches of the trade. . .New ed. London. Skilton. 1960.

skeleton guard book
A type of guard book consisting entirely of guards, and meant to contain photographs, clippings, etc.

1. Porte, Roy Trewin. Dictionary of printing terms. 4th ed. Salt Lake City. Porte. 1941.

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