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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
1815-1825
1815-25
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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
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