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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Definitions for solander

  1. a case for maps, plates, etc., made to resemble a book and having the front cover and fore edge hinged.

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Citations for solander
Miss Harper was saying something ". . . have to keep it in this solander box because light will fade it. That's why it's not on display very often." She put the case on the table and unclasped it. Thomas Harris, Red Dragon, 1981
It's not a book anymore, but a box, the pages glued together and hollowed out. It's called a solander. Edward Wellen, "Mind Slash Matter," Predators, 1993
Origin of solander
1780-1790
Solander entered English in the late 1700s and is named after the Swedish naturalist Charles Solander, who invented this type of hidden case.