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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two folded sheets of heavy paper having one half pasted to the inside front or back cover of a book and the other half pasted to the base of the first or last page.

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  • noun Either of two folded sheets of paper used to connect the front and back covers of a book to the first and last pages

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Examples

  • The endpaper is the final piece the binder applies that covers up all the unattactive parts of the fine work he has just done.

    Dear Bibliobull - re-endpapering

  • The full front endpaper is actually pretty striking: it depicts not only the Merry Old Soul but also his Fiddlers Three.

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  • The endpaper is the final piece the binder applies that covers up all the unattactive parts of the fine work he has just done.

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  • The full front endpaper is actually pretty striking: it depicts not only the Merry Old Soul but also his Fiddlers Three.

    Bibliophile essay contest - Entrant #12

  • Or this endpaper from a republished edition of The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart?

    40 entries from May 2007

  • Or this endpaper from a republished edition of The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart?

    Margaret Calkin James

  • Or this endpaper from a republished edition of The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart?

    Margaret Calkin James

  • Page 13, front endpaper: Photos courtesy of Errol Hannigan

    Body by Design

  • Page 141, back endpaper: Photos courtesy of Ed Cook top and SecondFocus Photography by Ian L.

    Body by Design

  • Page 43, front endpaper: Photos courtesy of Brad Spencer (top) and by Ray Bales, courtesy of Brad Spencer (bottom)

    Body by Design

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  • One of two leaves added to a book by the binder that become the pastedowns and free endpapers inside the front and rear covers. Endpapers hold the text block and case together and lengthen the life of the book.

    February 22, 2007