Talk:BPG Endpapers

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In 2020, the citation style of this page was reformatted to bring it in line with JAIC style. The References and Bibliography sections were kept separate, but probably should be merged if the page is significantly rewritten.--Kkelly (talk) 13:57, 27 March 2020 (CDT)

In January - March 2021, the following changes were made to this page.--Kkelly (talk) 12:40, 18 February 2021 (CST)

  • Introductory paragraph added
  • updated Middleton citation to 1996.
  • Captions added to all images
  • Section heading added
  • Some minor wording changes and small corrections to the text
  • Added a section on materials
  • Added a section on terminology

I am planning the following changes to this page. --Kkelly (talk) 10:45, 19 January 2021 (CST)

Review Loring citations. Can they all be made to refer to 1973 edition? If so, delete 1952.

  • Update citation linking style to link in the way we like
  • Add images and notes from Roberts and Etherington
  • rename figures to be more helpful
  • Figure 6 is incorrect - sewing should pass through parchment. Maybe replace with figure that looks like Middleton Figure 23?
  • Figure 14 does not match GBW article - why does it have sewing now? I think I should edit out the sewing.
  • The text talks about figure 20 being tipped to the first section, but that is not what Figure 20 shows. I don't think the author meant tipped... Also, it doesn't really make sense what is pasted down. Either the edge of the cloth is visible or there are no fly leaves.
  • Change wording to correctly differentiate between joint and hinge.
  • I think 46b is confusing and maybe should be excluded - if that is the first section, why would someone fold it back like that?
  • How do 54a,b, and c relate to each other? are they variations, or a sequence?
  • In her 1994 article, Linda Blaser gave 15 examples of endpaper styles, as they were taught in a 1973 workshop by Don Etherington and Christopher Clarkson. These were presented as being in contemporary use. For the Wiki page, these styles have been included under descriptive headers.

Example 1: simple endpaper with a linen joint and a Japanese paper hook guard

Example 2: variation of Example I with the linen tipped to the white folio and the Japanese paper hook guard tipped over the linen, hooking around the first section where it is tipped again.

Example 3: another variation of Example I. A double folio of white paper is used instead of one folio.

Example 4: hooked leaves

Example 5: the marbled folio and the white folio are made (pasted) together to form a stiff flyleaf.

Example 6: variation of Example 5. The only difference is that the waste sheet is tipped to the outside of the linen instead of to the marbled sheet.

Example 7: variation of a made endpaper, sometimes called a flexi end.

Example 8: cloth-jointed, stiff flyleaf (ledgers)

Example 9: cloth-jointed, flexible flyleaf

Example 10 (A,B): leather-jointed endpaper.

Example 11: flexible zigzag endpaper with leather joint.

Example 12A: Endpaper for oversewn books A is a commercially available endpaper used by hand binders on unpulled oversewn books. The endpaper in Example 12B is also used commercially.

Example 13: is another commercial endpaper used with oversewing. The only difference here is that three single leaves are used instead of one single leaf and one folio, making it particularly useful with larger books.

Example 14: zigzag endpaper (for limp vellum bindings)

Example 15: Zigzag endpaper with vellum pastedown and alum tawed hinge (for limp vellum bindings)

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Early Table of Contents

The following is a draft content for this page from Book Conservation Catalog files, probably from 2003. It may be useful in developing the page:--Kkelly (talk) 08:17, 4 May 2020 (CDT)



animal skin
parchment and vellum
tanned (leather)




library style
outside hook
tipped on
sewn on
zig zag