half binding

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noun Bookbinding.

a type of book binding consisting of a leather binding on the spine and, sometimes, the corners, with paper or cloth sides.

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Origin of half binding

First recorded in 1815–25

Also called half leather.

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British Dictionary definitions for half-binding

half-binding

noun

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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