One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a book) hardback.
- ‘A dozen case-bound copies and 4 thousand soft-cover copies were bound by a plant in the northwest.’
- ‘This is because most hardback books are case-bound in leather or cloth and you have to laminate the cloth or cover before binding in order to print reproductions.’
- ‘Our book will be what is called a casebound book, which refers to the fact that the case will be covered before it is adjoined with the text block, as opposed to after, as in, e.g., fine binding.’
- ‘The collection is available in a deluxe case-bound double-CD package or a limited triple-gatefold vinyl edition, in addition to the usual jewel case format.’
- ‘I'm enjoying sketching, mainly in pen and wash, in my small Winsor & Newton case-bound book.’
- ‘The contract has come at an opportune moment because we are in the process of building a new 6,000 ft factory behind our works, in order to expand our production capacity of casebound books.’
- ‘Above that is my small case-bound sketch-book complete with elastic band to hold it shut against the water-buckled pages that are eternally anxious to escape.’
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