Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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quarter binding ( quarter-bound )

A binding having the spine and a small part of the sides (about one-eighth the width of the boards) covered with one material, with the rest of the boards covered with another. A quarter binding may consist of leather and paper, leather and cloth, cloth and paper, vellum and paper (with or without vellum tips at the corners), etc. In fine bindings, leather and paper, as well as vellum and paper, are the most common quarter bindings. See also: HALF BINDING ;THREE-QUARTER BINDING . (161 , 264 )

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