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    The book is placed in a vise in order to round the back. The back must be rounded to: Allow for an easy opening. If the back remained flat, the weight of the pages would force the top into a concave hollow. Form the joint (or "gutters", or shoulders) against which the covers will rest. See some parts of a book below.
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