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.
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How to use half binding in a sentence
half binding, when the leather covers the back and only part of the sides, a book is said to be half bound.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books | Douglas Cockerell
Full leather is much more expensive than half binding, though not doubly so.A Book for All Readers | Ainsworth Rand Spofford
The dishabille, or half-binding (with Russia backs ever) is our costume.The Book Lovers' Anthology | Various
British Dictionary definitions for half-binding
a type of hardback bookbinding in which the spine and corners are bound in one material, such as leather, and the sides in another, such as cloth
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