Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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book covers

A protective cover or CHEMISE of soft leather, such asDOESKIN (1) , or, in the case of blankbooks, a material such as canvas, sewn or slipped over a leather-covered book for protection against abrasion, moisture, light, etc. Soft leather covers were common in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, and canvas or cloth slip-on covers are still being used for blankbooks. (115 )

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