I could only lie still, half-free and half-bound, and see what turn things were likely to take.
She had a book in each hand; they were half-bound volumes with marble covers!
She had a book in each hand—they were half-bound volumes, with marble covers!
That is, it gets worn at the hinges and on the back, whether full or half-bound.
A small folio, half-bound in red morocco, stamped with King Louis Philippe's monogram.
Leather pieces pasted on the corners of a half-bound or three-quarter-bound book.
Slade shouldered past the half-bound Carmena and came to stare gloatingly down at Lennon.
The paper or cloth which covers the greater part of the surface of half-bound books is usually inartistic and even ugly.
Books forwarded in boards, and finished with leather backs and corners, are said to be half-bound.