Roxburgh binding

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From the third duke of Roxburgh (in Scotland), a noted book collector who had his books bound this way.


Roxburgh binding (uncountable)

  1. A style of bookbinding in which the back is plain leather, the sides paper or cloth, the top gilt-edged, and the front and bottom left uncut.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.