The Manuscript Codex * Parts and positions
BACK COVER

The portion of the binding -generally a rigid or semi-flexible board and the material used to cover the board- that protects the back of the textblock.  This structure is attached to the rest of the binding at a joint along the spine which allows independent movement of the cover at the joint.
 
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UBL OR. 650

 

AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER