The covering of a book's spine, usually of cloth or leather, and frequently lettered with the title of the book and other information, and decorated as well. The backstrip will often show signs of wear before the rest of the book, fading, fraying, becoming chipped or discolored.
The strip that covers the spine of the book; also called the backstrap, or backbone.
The material, which may be a natural material (such as leather) or a man made material, that covers the books spine. [Back to the Top
A strip of cloth or paper that is glued all-around (or into) a section of a book to reinforce the paper when it is sewn. Also known as a Guard which prevents the thread from ripping through the section. The term backstrip is often wrongly applied when referring to a book's spine title area.
A strip used by binder to reinforce the back of folded sheets in the binding of the spine.
the paper spine-covering of books in boards, although often used in a general way to indicate the spine of the book.
The covering of the book's spine.