Book whose signatures are sewn together and bound inside a rigid cover made of leather, fabric or paper.
Surface forming the bottom side of a book’s signatures; it is occasionally gilded.
Surface forming the open side of a book’s signatures; it is occasionally gilded.
Board constituting the rear face of the cover.
Corner angle of a board covered with skin or fabric whose color differs from that of the board.
Sheet of endpaper that is not glued to the inside of the board.
Surface forming the top side of a book’s signatures; it is occasionally gilded.
Part of the boards that overhangs the edges.
Board that makes up the front of the cover.
Horizontal projection on the spine of the binding; it is molded to a strip of leather or board.
Part of the binding that connects the boards and is opposite the fore edge.
The hinge of the cover between the spine and boards of a binding.
Part of the covering material folded over at the top and bottom of the spine.
Decorative embroidery that reinforces the book at the top and bottom of the spine.