Extra binding

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English

Noun

Extra binding (plural Extra bindings)

  1. "A term originally applied to the binding of books in full leather, usually morocco, in which the best materials and workmanship were used throughout. The term also implied extra care in finishing and extensive use of gold tooling. Today the term is used more loosely and is applied to a book or small lot of books bound with some special care, with attention not only to utility but to beauty of design and workmanship."[1]
Two sets of the same title, one as issued in cloth by the publisher, and the other that was rebound as an extra binding.

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  • French: reliure proprement dite (fr)[2]
  • German: Franzband (de)[2]
  • Italian: legatura realizzata con cura (it)[3], legatura propriamente detta (it)[2]
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References

  1. Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kuhn, Hilde. Wörterbuch Der Handbuchbinderei Und Der Restaurierung: Von Einbänden, Papyri, Handschriften, Graphiken, Autographen, Urkunden Und Globen in Deutscher, Englischer, Französischer Und Italienischer Sprache. Stuttgart: Hettler, 1969. Print.
  3. Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.