Definition of quarter binding in English:

quarter binding

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of bookbinding in which the spine is bound in one material (usually leather) and the rest of the cover in another.

    ‘useful for siding quarter bindings and half bindings are many patterns of lining paper’
    • ‘This printing features the light grey quarter leather binding, with gilded labyrinth design by Jeff Clements.’
    • ‘The book was carefully resewn using the original supports and recovered with a quarter binding.’
    • ‘The process of quarter binding a book is more akin to paperback binding than traditional case binding.’
    • ‘They would not have had a dust jacket but would be bound in leather or clothe in styles known as full binding, half binding or quarter binding.’