Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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fore-edge binding

A style of binding representing a degree between quarter and half-binding, in which a narrow strip of leather or cloth, usually of the same color as that covering the spine, is attached to the outer extremity of each board. The width of the strip generally varies according to the color and decoration, if any, of the material used to cover the sides. (86 )




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