Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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publisher's reinforced binding

A now more-or-less obsolete term, used at one time in the publishing trade to identify bindings purported to be strengthened for use in (circulating) libraries. Misuse of the term, in that it was used by some publishers for bindings that were actually no stronger than regular bindings of other publishers, has made it virtually meaningless. (16 )

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