One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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.’
- ‘This printing features the light grey quarter leather binding, with gilded labyrinth design by Jeff Clements.’
quarter binding/ˈkwôrdər ˈbīndiNG/
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