padded binding

What is padded binding?

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

A book with one or more layers of compressible material, such as cotton batting, added to the surface of the boards before the outer covering is applied, to make the binding soft to the touch (see this example). Thestyle was used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on albums, diaries, volumes of poetry, etc.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO