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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
Board
Definition english
The covers of a hard bound book; the boards are the stiff cardboard or paperboard which is usually covered with cloth or leather; and when covered with paper, the covers are properly referred to as "boards". Many pre-1850 books were issued by the publishers bound in boards (paper covered), allowing for an inexpensive binding which could later be replaced with leather by a hand book binder. Early (medieval) manuscript volumes were often bound between two oak boards, hence the probable origin of this term.
Term french
Plat
Definition french
les deux parties latérales (supérieure et inférieure) de la reliure.
Term german
Einbanddecke
Definition german
Ein vorgefertigter Einband ohne Inhalt. Bei Werken, die über einen längeren Zeitraum in Lieferungen erscheinen, ist es üblich, dass vom Verlag auch eine Einbanddecke geliefert wird. In diese können dann mehrere Lieferung zu einem Band zusammengefasst vom Buchbinder eingehängt werden.
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