A leaf pasted onto the inside of a board (see Boards) to conceal the channeling and pegging and other mechanics of the binding. Pastedowns are often formed of fragments of earlier manuscripts that were considered dispensable.
May also be spelled "paste-down."
الورقة اللاصقة بالدفة
Gardes (une garde collée); Contre-garde
Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).