Roxburgh binding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Roxburgh binding (countable and uncountable, plural Roxburgh bindings)

  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.