Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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deluxe binding

A somewhat abused term originally indicating a book bound by hand in leather, the implication being that superior materials and methods were used throughout. The term is also used by edition binders (or publishers) to indicate a book covered in a superior grade of cloth (or imitation leather, or a book supplied with a box or case. See also: EXTRA BINDING . (12 , 264 , 365 )

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