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  • Definition: The outer covering of a book placed on a text block to protect it both in use and storage, and, in many cases, to serve as a medium of decoration.1

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Language Translated term Source of translation (if exist) Sense of translation / notes
Deutsch/German Umschlag
Deutsch/German Buchdecke
Deutsch/German Buchumschlag
Deutsch/German Decke
English/English Covers2 Ligatus preferred
español/Spanish cubierta rígida
français/French couverture
italiano/Italian coperta3 Dizionario preferred
Nederlands/Dutch bandzetter
Nederlands/Dutch kaft
svenska/Swedish Pärm
svenska/Swedish Omslag4 Langwe preferred
svenska/Swedish bokkasett


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  1. ^  | | | | | |  Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.
  2. ^  | | | | | | | | |  The Ligatus Language of Bindings
  3. ^ Dizionario 
  4. ^  | | | | | | | | |  "{{{Title}}}". ,(n.d).