Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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extra binding

A term originally applied to the binding of books in full leather, usually morocco, in which the best materials and workmanship were used throughout. The term also implied extra care in finishing and extensive use of gold tooling. Today the term is used more loosely and is applied to a book or small lot of books bound with some special care, with attention not only to utility but to beauty of design and workmanship. (69 , 94 , 320 , 343 )

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