Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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binder's cloth

A cloth binding of any age, which is not the product of EDITION BINDING . The term was most commonly used to indicate collections of pamphlets, French novels, etc., which the collector did not have bound in leather. Such bindings are almost always blocked from type or standard dies, and, if decorated at all, usually in an ordinary manner. Exceptions date from the earliest years of edition binding in cloth, when materials and style were still in the early stages of development. (69 )

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