hand letters

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A single letter engraved or cast into a piece of metal tool fitted into a wooden handle.

Etherington & Roberts (1982)

Roberts, Matt, Don Etherington, and Margaret R. Brown. 1982. Bookbinding and the conservation of books: a dictionary of descriptive terminology. Washington: Library of Congress.

Additional reference: 
http://cool.conservation-us.org/don/dt/dt1705.html (modified)

Middleton, The Restoration... (1998)

Bernard C. Middleton (1998), The Restoration of Leather Bindings, 3rd ed. rev. & expanded, New Castle (DE); London, Oak Knoll Press ; British Library.

Additional reference: 
Entry for 'handle letters', p. 25 (modified)
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