Definition of term:: Rebound

  • Rebound
    When the boards of the book have been detached or lost from the text of the book, and the binding has been replaced. Sometimes books are rebound simply because a collector appreciates the look more than the original binding, or wants the books to be consistent in appearance with others in his library.
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources