Designations for spine #9 + "blindstamped"

JPetersonlhi at JPetersonlhi at
Tue Dec 14 22:04:28 EST 2004

I googled this question and found a pretty neat website from an antiquarian 
bookseller, which defines blindstamping as letters, 
decorations, or other marks which have been impressed (usually) in the binding without  
further adornment such as gilt or color.  It distinguishes between 
"blindstamping" and "giltstamping."  I wouldn't want to bet the farm on it, but this 
makes sense to me. 
John Peterson
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