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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an elaborately decorated leather flyleaf in a book

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lining of a book cover, esp. one of unusual sort, as of tooled leather, painted vellum, rich brocade, or the like.
  • n. The reflexed margin of the trilobite carapace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ornamental lining on the inner covers of a sumptuous book. The simpler styles are of silk, velvet, or brocade. Highly decorated books have linings of thin leather, with borders or centerpieces hand-tooled in gold. See cut on page 392.
  • n. In paleontology, the reflexed inferior margin of the carapace in the Trilobita, specially noticeable on the cephalon and pygidium.

Etymologies

From French doublure. (Wiktionary)

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  • leather internal lining of a book cover (used in rare/antique book trade)

    February 20, 2007