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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Definition english
The exterior flexible "hinge" where book cover meets book spine; "hinge" is usually used to designate the equivalent inside or interior flexible area. The joint is often an area that splits or cracks or otherswise shows wear in an older cloth or leather volume.
Term french
Definition french
Articulation du plat et du dos d’un volume.
Term german
Gelenk (außen)
Definition german
Das äußere Gelenk eines Buches, wo der Buchrücken und die Buchdeckel zusammengefügt sind.
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