The folded sheets of paper pasted to the inside of the front and back covers and to the first or last page of a hardcover book. The pasted part of the sheet is called the paste-down and the extension is called the free endpaper.
The sheets of paper added, usually at the bindery, to connect the interior of the covers of a book to the body of the book. The end paper which is next to the cover is pasted to the inside cover, whereas the free end paper is that which is not pasted. Most end papers are of sturdy and strong paper, and many are highly decorative.
The sheets of paper that have half of the sheet glued to the inside of each cover and thereby attaches the block of the book to the covers. The glued half is commonly referred to as the pastedown or ‘fixed endpaper'. The other half is not glued but is left free; it is commonly referred to as the free endpaper. See also marbled.
The sheets which attach the textblock to the covers.
The sheets of paper pasted onto the inner covers (front and back), joining the book block to the covers. You will have one side pasted to the inside of the cover and the other side free. As a general rule the end paper will be found to be blank. [Back to the Top
the four page leaves at the front and end of a book which are pasted to the insides of the front and back covers (boards).
the sheets of paper glued onto the inner covers, attaching the book to the boards/covers; one side is glued to the inside cover, the other is free
Papers added to the front and back side of a book to protect the body and cover the inner surface of the boards. The sheet pasted to the inside of the cover is the board sheet, the sheet that lies across the body is the fly leaf. They can be plain, colored or decorative.
Blank pages at the front and back
The sheets of paper pasted onto the inner covers, joining the book block to the covers. One side of the sheet is pasted to the inside cover, the other is left free.