Origin of half binding
Examples from the Web for half-leather
Historical Examples of half-leather
Cloth must be used for sides of all books bound in half-leather or half-duck.Library Bookbinding
Arthur Low Bailey
It was a ledger with a half-leather binding such as storekeepers use for accounts.The Garden of Eden
For the stronger end papers and in half-leather bindings a cloth joint is used.
Books bound in half-cloth or half-leather have the sides covered with paper; the latter often with cloth.
For leather or half-leather bindings a strip of wrapping paper or thin cardboard is cut.