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A、The meaning  
Making the thread-bound Book is a skill of booking in the old days.  
   
B、Originality  

(Source: from the Taiwan Library)
In the age of Yin Sun, people used to use the bones and the shells of the animals as the materials of booking. They wrote or carve pictures or simple words on the material.「Oracl Script」was also called「Chi Wen」,which was one of the words of document of the age.

Speaking of the Oracle Script, under the right side of the shell, we could find the numbers,(Cher Six, Liun Six or Shi Six)of the sehll in order to maintain the order of the books of shells.In the center of the shell, there was a hole ,the soft leather was used to put through the shell with other ones. In fact,the function of puting the soft leather into through the hole of the shell was just that smae with the Thead Bound Book skill in the modern age.

In the Spring and Autumn(770-476 BC) and Warring States(475-221 BC)Period, it was in a vogue of booking with bamboo. People used the bamboo to be the materials of writing. When they finished one piece of bamboo, they would dig wholes and put all the bamboos together with silk ,soft leather, or hemp. That is, the book of bamboos could be very long. However, this was the originality of the modern booking skills.

In the Sui Ton Dynasties, there was great invention of booking skills-the invention of papers which influenced seriously the booking methods of the Chinese books. At the same time, there were also other methods of booking appeared, such as the Rooling Book and the Leaves Book , which replaced the Bamboo Book.So Far, all the booking methods were all Thread Bound Book types, which connected the pages with various of threads.

In the Son Dynasty, due to the unconvinence of rooling booking method and the sawing method, both of the methods of booking disapppeared not long after. Instead, the Leave Booking method rose sharply with the Butterfly Dressing style.

In the Ming Dynasty, the Thread Bound Book method appeared again and replaced all the booking methods in China.

C、Thread Bound Booking
(From the Taiwan Library)
There were several methods of the thread bounding:

a、 Son Style Booking Method
The method was called Four nail Holes Method or Four Nail Holes Booing Method, which was simple and popular.
The method of measurement was to ensure the four holes of the eyes on the book. Firat, the size of the book had to be measured to find the Skyp Hole and Earth Hole. Secondly, the distance between the Sky and Ground Holes would be divided into three equal parts. However, the distance of the Sky Anf Ground Holes would be adjusted according to the size of the book.
b、 Ton Style Booking Method
This method was usually used in the books which were longer in the size of the books. The distance of the second and the third hole were closer than other booking method.
c、 Zen Gau Shi Mu Booking Method
Different from the Son Style Booking, one more nail was booked beside the Sky and the Ground holes, called Hard Corner Four Eyes Booking method. Besides, there were also Six Eyes Booking method or Eightr Eyes Booking method. Such kind of booking method was used popularly in the Qin Dynasty for it could be stronger for the books to use for a long time. It was suitable for the books of big size.
d、 Hemp Booking Method
Name of hemp booking was coming form the shapes of the threads which were just like the veins of the leaves of the plants. There were Nine Nail Eyes Booking Method, Eleven Nails Eyes Booking Method. Every piece of hemp had three eye holes. The method of booking was established according to the Kon Shi Method of booking and was suitable for the books of biger size.
e、Shell of turtles Booking method
The shell of turtles booking method was coming from the Son Style Booking Method, which had twelve eye holes on the book. Therefore, it was also called, TWELVE Nails Eyes Booking Method.
f、Double-Thread Bound Booking Method
The Double-Thread Bound booking method was coming from the Son Style Booking Method, which had two threads passing through the book. Therefore, it was the most particular booking Method of all.

Comic Pictures by Lin Xian Juan