• Scaleboard: the material of interlinear spacing before ‘leading’

    Author(s):
    Paul W. Nash (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Printing History
    Subject(s):
    Printing, Bookbinding, Wood
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Scaleboard, Leading (, Spacing (printing)
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/h1b1-wy67
    Abstract:
    Scaleboard, thin strips or leaves of wood, was used in printing for various purposes, notably to provide interlinear spacing, as well as in bookbinding. This article explores the nature, manufacture and history of scaleboard, and its uses inside and outside the printing industry from the late medieval period to the turn of the twentieth century.
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    Published
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