Signature

The letters written or printed in the tail margin of the first leaf (at least) of each gathering or section of a book, used to guide the binder when assembling the gatherings. Signatures usually run A - Z (or a - z), omitting at times J and V before 1800 due to similarities with I and U. Printers and binders often refer to signatures to indicate a gathering or section itself.


mzh , dg
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    ترقيم الكرّاسات

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    Quire-Signature

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    Kustode; Lagenbezeichnung; Lagensignatur

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    Segnatura

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    Signatura

John Carter and Nicolas Barker, ABC for Book Collectors, 8th edition (New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004).