double-sequence sewing

Preferred label
double-sequence sewing
Alternative label
biaxial stitch disposition
Note (en)
A bookblock which is sewn unsupported in two halves starting from each board, with the two halves tied together down the centre of the spine. This structure is typical of many genuine Greek-style bindings, and allowed the binders to create acute joints along the spine edge of each board.
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Boudalis, PhD thesis, (2004)

Georgios Boudalis (2004) “The Evolution of a Craft: Post-Byzantine Bookbinding between the Late Fifteenth and the Early Eighteenth Century from the Libraries of the Iviron Monastery in Mount Athos/Greece and the St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai/Egypt”, PhD Thesis, London, University of the Arts London. (accessed February 2015)

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