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Cover (plural Covers)

  1. "The outer covering of a book placed on a text block to protect it both in use and storage, and, in many cases, to serve as a medium of decoration."[1]

Related terms

Board, case



Cover (third-person singular simple present Covers, present participle Covering, simple past and past participle Covered)

  1. "The process of pasting or gluing the cloth, leather, etc., to a book. drawing it over the spine and boards, and turning it over the edges of the boards at the fore edge, head, and tail of the book. "[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.
  3. Langwe, Monica. 'Papper Och Stygn'. Stockholm: Hemslöjdens Förlag, 2016. Print.