Page:The Art of Bookbinding, Zaehnsdorf, 1890.djvu/82

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BOOKBINDING.
DESCRIPTION. SIZE.
6d. 7d. 8d. 8x. 8xx. X.
Dozens in a Bundle Weight per Bundle Dozens in a Bundle Weight per Bundle Dozens in a Bundle Weight per Bundle Dozens in a Bundle Weight per Bundle Dozens in a Bundle Weight per Bundle Dozens in a Bundle Weight per Bundle
inches lb. lb. lb. lb. lb. lb.
Pott 17¼ x 14¼ 6 28 6 40 5 48 5 56 4 60 3 58
Foolscap 18½ x 14½ 6 32 6 44 5 50 5 58 4 62 3 58
Crown 20 x 16¼ 6 36 6 50 5 62 5 72 4 74 3 72
Small Half Royal 20¼ x 13 6 30 6 44 5 50 5 60 4 62 3 58
Large Half Royal 21 x 14 6 30 6 48 5 60 5 62 4 70 3 72
Short 21 x 17 6 38 6 55 5 70 5 78 4 78 3 78
Sm. Half Imperial 22¼ x 15 6 36 6 50 5 64 4 70 3 62 2 60
Half Imperial 23½ x 16¼ 6 40 6 60 5 66 4 70 3 66 2 64
Mdle. or Sm. Demy 22½ x 18½ 6 45 6 60 5 66 4 74 3 72 2 66
Large Middle or Large Demy 22¾ x 18½ 6 48 6 68 5 66 4 76 3 74 2 60
Large or Medium 24 x 19 6 48 6 70 5 65 4 76 3 74 2 60
Small Royal 25½ x 19½ 6 52 6 78 5 78 4 84 3 84 2 68
Large Royal 26¾ x 20¾ 6 52 6 78 4 68 3 76 2 68 2 86
Extra Royal 28½ x 21½ 6 56 6 82 4 74 3 80 2 74 2 92
Imperial 32 x 22½ 6 72 4 72 3 72 2 72 2 96 2 120

Having chosen the board, it is necessary to cut it up to the size wanted. If the book is 8vo., the board is cut into eight pieces; if 4to., into four; using a demy board for a demy book, or a royal for a royal book. To cut up the board, first mark up, as a guide for the mill-board

Cross-hatched drawing of a pair of shears.
Mill-board Shears.

shears. These are very large shears, in shape somewhat like an enlarged tin shears. To use the shears, screw up one arm in the laying press, hold the board by the left hand, using the right to work the upper arm, the left hand meanwhile guiding the board. Some little tact is required