Definition of term:: Solander case

  • Drop-front, or drop-back case used to preserve books (or as originally conceived, to preserve botanical specimens). One drawback is that occasionally, when the "drop front" is removed, the book drops forward onto the floor, with resultant damage to the book, and dismay to the collector.
French: Solander case
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources