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stitching (techniques)  
BROADER CONCEPT
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  • stabbing (techniques)
SCOPE NOTE
  • The process of holding bookblocks together by stabbing a material such as thread, textile tape, parchment or tanned or tawed skin thongs through the inner margin of an entire bookblock (see also stitching in blocks). Stitching is such a simple technique that it was used both formally and informally from a very early date, but was recognised as a cheap and inferior alternative to sewing, and attempts were made in England in 1586 to control its use in order to protect the work of the bookbinders.
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http://w3id.org/lob/concept/1648
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