WOD yap, yapped

yap, yapped. A binding featuring a cover that overlaps the three edges of both upper and lower covers continuously. The covers are always limp or semi-flexible, and are sometimes fitted with a zipper.

Named after Wm. Yapp a 17thc Bible merchant who designed a limp leather binding for bibles to be carried in the pocket. The Binder Sam. Bagster listed them as “yapp binding” in his catalog and thus a trade term was born.

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