adj.1.having rigid front and back covers, covered with cloth; - of books. Contrasted to softcover.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
From under the stern-sheets he drew out a cloth-bound book.
The first edition of his guide, which was bought and taken all over the world by visitors to the cross and church - the oldest building in the south of Scotland still in use as a parish church - and the Ruthwell Savings Bank, was cloth-bound and published in 1927.
My eyes grew bright whenever I opened my yellowing cloth-bound copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and my fingers flipped through the pages that had creased permanently through years of being dog-eared.
A welcome addition to the stable of World War II combat aviation art books, this oversize, hardcover, cloth-bound volume nicely complements other such folios in its field.
For this to work, the cheddar has to be sharp--such as a classic, cloth-bound version--for the spiciness of the hops to marry aromatically.
The cloth-bound books are a reproduction of the Complete Library of Four Treasures, a prodigious 18th Century work which has been called the 'Great Wall' of Chinese culture.
The original cloth-bound edition of the catalogue published by the Grolier Club was tastefully designed by noted book designer Jerry Kelly and set (appropriately) in Bodoni types.
Printed on sturdy paper stock, it is available in cloth-bound hardcover edition at US$65 and paperback at US$48.
I shall treasure my store, which might be worth something to my great grandchildren, especially the cloth-bound antiques.
(4) Cheese, from top to bottom, Equinox (a hard Italian cheese), Three Mountain (not aged, washed rime cheese), Glebe Mountain (natural rine swiss), Young Cambridge Classic (cloth-bound cheddar) and Cambridge Classic (cloth-bound cheddar) at West River Creamery in Londonderry.