Chemise

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English

noun

Definition

  • "A cover of silk or chevotrain, used in the 15th century to protect leather bookbindings. The chemise was sometimes used in the Middle Ages in lieu of binding." [1]
  • "A loose cover for a book with pockets into which the boards are inserted."[1]
  • "Broadly, the canvas covering used to protect leather-bound stationery bindings."[1]

Synonyms

Related terms

box, slipcase

Translations

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 2.3 Sander, Gabriele, and Eva Tang-Michael. Glossary on Paper Conservation: English-german-chinese-korean = Glossar Papierrestaurierung : Englisch-Deutsch-Chinesisch-Koreanisch = Ying-De-Han-Han Zhi Zhang Xiu Fu Ci Hui Biao = Chiryu Pojon Ch'ŏri Yongŏ Sajŏn : Yŏngŏ-Togirŏ-Chunggugŏ-Han'gugŏ. Hong Kong: Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, 2013. Web.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gnirrep, W.K., J.P. Gumbert and J.A. Szirmai. Kneep en binding. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 1992.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Muzerelle, Denis. Vocabulaire codicologique: répertoire méthodique des termes français relatifs aux manuscrits, avec leurs équivalents en anglais, italien, espagnol. n.p, n.d. Web.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.