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  • Should you wish to make your work look extra neat, and to disguise the fact that the volume has been rebacked, it is possible sometimes to raise the end-papers at the inner corners of the boards, so that the projecting ends of the backing-strip may be tucked under.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • The counterclaim also says that Forman purchased a 1913 T200 card that had been professionally rebacked onto a newer matte board, "an act that significantly devalued the card."

    NY Daily News

  • These volumes are rebacked (modern) and have new spine labels.



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  • A repair of a book in which the original spine or backstrip is removed, the spine replaced or reinforced, and the original reglued on top of the repair. In the rare/antique book business, this can be considered a defect, but such a book is generally still more valuable than one with no intact spine.

    February 22, 2007