Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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remainder binding

The business of binding unsold copies of a book that are in sheets or gatherings. These are sold to a jobber, bound in a different format from the original binding, and offered for sale, sometimes with a different title. Such bindings are usually very economically priced. For 19th and 20th century books, the term "remainder binding" is used correctly only with reference to a book bound for the wholesale book trade by someone other than the original publisher of the book. A later (and sometimes less expensive) publisher s binding was a SECONDARY BINDING . (69 , 70 , 261 )

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