WOD – decorated binding

decorated covers 1. See: FINISHING (1) . 2. In library binding, an illustration, design, or special lettering on the upper cover of a book. A decorated cover would also include books, such as paperbacks with illustrated covers when the original cover is attached to the cloth cover, with or without coating. 3. In edition binding, a design, illustration, or special lettering blocked or printed by offset on the book cloth.

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Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology by Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington. thanks to the Conservation Online site.

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