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half leather

noun, Bookbinding.

half binding

noun, Bookbinding.
1.
a type of book binding consisting of a leather binding on the spine and, sometimes, the corners, with paper or cloth sides.
Also called half leather.
Origin of half binding
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • The natives manage to hop over it now and then; they are about half leather anyhow, and the other half appetite.

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas Charles Warren Stoddard
  • The natives manage to hop over it now and then; they are about half leather, anyhow, and the other half appetite.

    South-Sea Idyls Charles Warren Stoddard
  • The same process is gone through with books bound in whole cloth or half leather.

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