Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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law binding

1. A term applied from the 1830s until recently to a full leather binding (usually a vegetable tanned lightweight, cream-colored sheepskin) having laced-in boards and two or more gold-blocked title labels on the spine (usually red above black); or a binding with creased bands on the spine and blind lines around the edges of the boards. 2. A modern version of the above, i.e., a case binding consisting of a light tan buckram made to resemble sheepskin, with red and black paper labels blocked in gold. See also: LAW BUCKRAM . (12 )

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