Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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case binding

A general term for a method of bookbinding, introduced in Great Britain in the 1820s. in which the case (covers) of the book is made separately (and, in edition binding, usually in large numbers) from the book (the text block and endpapers) and later attached to it by gluing the board papers of the text block to the inside of the boards of the case. This operation is known asCASING-IN . Case binding is distinguished from those methods of binding in which the covers are not made separately, as in craft bookbinding IN BOARDS (1) . Case binding is the principal method employed in both edition and library binding. (203 , 276 , 355 )

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