A technique by which the endband slips are laced through the adjacent sewing supports slips to protect the endbands from damage.
Bindings where the cases are attached to bookblocks by means of both slip-lacing and secondary tackets. This combination appears to be found only on Italian bindings of the late 15th and early 16th centuries, in which either the endband slips are laced and the sewing supports tacketed or the sewing support slips are laced in and the endband slips tacketed.
Any raised bands, either genuine or false, lying across the spine of a book, either as raised sewing supports, halfbands or kettlebands.
Bindings in which a case-type cover is attached to a sewn bookblock by lacing through it either sewing-support and/or endband slips or secondary tackets. These are usually clearly visible on the outside of the case-cover, though where the attachment has broken down and the slips are broken and lost, it may only be the holes left in the cover that will give evidence of the original attachment.
A case which is attached to a bookblock by means of lacing either sewing support and/or endband slips or secondary tackets through the cover.
Sewing gatherings together without the use of sewing supports, but relying on the thread only which passes from one gathering to the next.
Adhering the slips of transverse sewing supports to either the internal or external surface of the boards, to attach them to sewn bookblocks.
Recesses cut or sawn across the spine of a bookblock either to accommodate recessed sewing supports or the chains of stitches of unsupported sewing structures.
Narrow strips of sheet material, usually paper, adhered to a board over the sewing-support slips to hold them in place. Although slip guards are occasionally found over slips laced into boards, their primary function appears to have been to reinforce and protect the attachment of slips pasted to the boards before a book was covered. They can be found on either the interior or exterior surfaces, and may be a single thickness or folded.
Tapering pieces of wood with rectangular cross sections which are inserted into rectangular lacing holes in a wooden board to secure a sewing support or endband slip.