One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of bookbinding in which the spine and corners are bound in one material (typically leather) and the rest of the cover in another.
- ‘We offer full cloth as well as quarter and half binding in leather and cloth.’
- ‘Full leather is much more expensive than half binding, though not doubly so.’
- ‘The ‘pull’ of a half binding does not warp the cover, therefore the doublure is generally sufficient to control the board.’
- ‘The material extends almost to the corners on the sides, i.e., much more than in the case of a half binding.’
half binding/haf ˈbīndiNG/
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