flap binding

What is flap binding?

flap binding meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Astyle of binding in which the back cover of a book extends beyond the sections in a wide flap that folds over the fore-edge and is usually fastened to the front cover in some fashion. In Islamic binding, an envelope flap often fits inside the upper board. The category includes wallet bindings. Click here to see an early European example in blindtooled leather (Cornell University Library) and here to see a 17th-century goldtooled example from Iran (Metropolitan Museum of Art). This 19th-century example has decorated paper doublures (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Arabe 1102).


reference: ABC-CLIO