half binding


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half binding

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A bookbinding in which the back and often the corners of the volume are bound in a material differing from the rest of the cover.
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Noun1.half binding - book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
book binding, cover, binding, back - the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
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And many bills in the library's Account Book (1731-1953) refer to binding books in plain calf, sheepskin, or half bindings.