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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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Historical Examples
  • It was a ledger with a half-leather binding such as storekeepers use for accounts.

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
  • For the stronger end papers and in half-leather bindings a cloth joint is used.

  • For leather or half-leather bindings a strip of wrapping paper or thin cardboard is cut.

  • Books bound in half-cloth or half-leather have the sides covered with paper; the latter often with cloth.

  • Cloth must be used for sides of all books bound in half-leather or half-duck.

    Library Bookbinding Arthur Low Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for half-leather

half-leather

noun
1.
a type of half-binding in which the backs and corners of a book are bound in leather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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