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Cover Types

The covers of a book are also referred to as the binding. The are four main options for how a book is bound.

Cloth or Paper: The simplest type of binding. Both cloth and paper may be gold-tooled or printed with text or graphics.

One-Quarter Leather: Leather spine only. The front and back covers may be covered with cloth or paper.

Three-Quarter Leather: Leather spine and leather corners.

Full Leather: Covered with your choice of leather type, color and decoration.


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Cloth cover One-quarter leather cover Three-quarter leather cover Full leather cover
Cloth cover with gold tooling.   Leather spine with raised cords, gold tooling and handmarbled paper on covers.   Three-quarter binding (leather spine and corners). Front cloth printed with image scanned from book.   Full leather binding with gold tooled spine and blind tooled covers.