Definition of quarter binding in US English:

quarter binding


  • A type of bookbinding in which the spine is covered in one material (usually leather) and the rest of the cover in another.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The process of quarter binding a book is more akin to paperback binding than traditional case binding.’
    • ‘The book was carefully resewn using the original supports and recovered with a quarter binding.’
    • ‘This printing features the light grey quarter leather binding, with gilded labyrinth design by Jeff Clements.’


quarter binding

/ˈkwôrdər ˈbīndiNG/