from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In bookbinding, bound entirely in leather.
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His favorite style was a roughly-grained red morocco, always full-bound, and he kept in view what many binders forget, that the leather is the main thing in a finely executed binding, not to be overlaid by too much gilding and decoration.
"Nothing of the sort, my boy," said the captain, grasping his little friend's hand, "but an enlarged and improved edition of Polly Samson, not yet full-bound, but goin 'to be, very soon, by Philosopher Jack."