A case-bound or hardcover book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather). It has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened. This type of protective cover, called a case, has been used since the 1820’s, and is made separately from the bookblock. The bookblock is then attached to the case by gluing the hinges, sewing supports and pastedowns. The spine of the case is not adhered to the spine of the bookblock.
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