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bound book click to hear : bound book

Book whose signatures are sewn together and bound inside a rigid cover made of leather, fabric or paper.
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tail edge fore edge back board corner flyleaf top edge square front board raised band spine joint headcap headband

tail edge click to hear : tail edge

Surface forming the bottom side of a book’s signatures; it is occasionally gilded.

fore edge click to hear : fore edge

Surface forming the open side of a book’s signatures; it is occasionally gilded.

back board click to hear : back board

Board constituting the rear face of the cover.

corner click to hear : corner

Corner angle of a board covered with skin or fabric whose color differs from that of the board.

flyleaf click to hear : flyleaf

Sheet of endpaper that is not glued to the inside of the board.

top edge click to hear : top edge

Surface forming the top side of a book’s signatures; it is occasionally gilded.

square click to hear : square

Part of the boards that overhangs the edges.

front board click to hear : front board

Board that makes up the front of the cover.

raised band click to hear : raised band

Horizontal projection on the spine of the binding; it is molded to a strip of leather or board.

spine click to hear : spine

Part of the binding that connects the boards and is opposite the fore edge.

joint click to hear : joint

The hinge of the cover between the spine and boards of a binding.

headcap click to hear : headcap

Part of the covering material folded over at the top and bottom of the spine.

headband click to hear : headband

Decorative embroidery that reinforces the book at the top and bottom of the spine.