A book whose binding is one material (for example, cloth) but has its spine and corners covered with another material (for example, leather).
book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
Spine and board corners covered in matching material but boards are covered in contrasting material
This is when a covers spine and corners are bound with a diffrent material (often leather) than the rest of the cover. [Back to the Top
A book which has had its spine and corners covered in one material such as cloth or leather and the rest of the front and rear covers covered in another, such as boards or cloth. For instance, a book with a cloth spine and corners and covers of paper-covered boards is termed “Half-Cloth”; a book with a leather spine and corners and cloth or paper-covered boards is termed “Half-Leather”.
A style of binding wherein the shelf-back and the corners are bound in a different material from that used on the sides.
Leather spine and corners. Leather extends about 1/3rd to 1/4th of the way to the edge.
A book in which the spine and corners are bound in a different material (frequently leather) than the rest of the covers.
An economical covering style in which the spine and corners, or spine and foredge strips, are covered with a good material (e.g. leather) and the remainder with a cheaper one (e.g. cloth).