This placing is sometimes done by the collator, sometimes by a separate hand.
From the smashing machine it goes to the collator, by whom it is examined to see if any signature is misplaced or left out.
He has designedly hung in the rearward of the science, and is a collator rather than a critic or an investigator.
The edition is thus separated into its thousand books, which the collator goes over to see that each is perfect.
The collator should check off all plates and maps called for by the table of contents to make sure that the copy is perfect.