Definition of term:: Dust jacket


  • The paper, often with illustrations and information about the book, used as a protective covering over the book; sometimes called a book jacket -dj- or a dust wrapper - dw. Collectors of literary first editions usually insist on having a fine copy of the original dust jacket with the book.
Danish: Beskyttelsesomslag
Dutch: Boekomslag, stofomslag
French: Jaquette
German: Schutzumschlag
Italian: Sovracoperta
Spanish: Sobrecubierta
Swedish: Skyddsomslag
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
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