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.

Origin of half binding

First recorded in 1815–25
Also called half leather.

Definition for half-leather (2 of 2)

half leather

noun Bookbinding.


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half-leather

noun

a type of half-binding in which the backs and corners of a book are bound in leather

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