Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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paper covers

An economical style of binding used for reprints or, especially in Europe, a temporary binding of original works, in which the cover consists of stiff paper attached at the spine. The cover may overlap the edges. or it may be trimmed and turned so that in effect it is flush with the edges of the book. See also: BRADEL BINDING ;LESNÉ, FRANCOIS A.D. ;STIFFENED PAPER COVERS .

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