Definition of term:: Sheep

  • Sheep
    A common leather binding material from sheep hides; used like calf for a less expensive binding than morocco, appears to have been frequently used for text books and law books in the 19th century (see also calf, morocco, and vellum).
Danish: Fåreskind
Dutch: Schapenleer, bezaan
French: Basane
German: Schafleder
Italian: Bazzana
Spanish: Badana
Swedish: Fårskinn
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources