Endbands, also called headbands or tailbands, are portions of colored material sewn or adhered at the head and tail of a book spine, slightly hidden under the headcaps of the leather covering.
This technique adds strength to the binding head and tail at the joints. Endbands provide a firm grip to the text pages across the spine.
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