Part of speech: noun

One whose trade is the binding of books.

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Usage examples "bookbinder":

  1. Papirius Masson found, in the house of a bookbinder of Lyons, the works of Agobard; the mechanic was on the point of using the manuscripts to line the covers of his books. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. In like manner Professor Faraday, Sir Humphry Davy's scientific successor, made his first experiments in electricity by means of an old bottle, white he was still a working bookbinder. - "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.
  3. Thus the priests, including Bishop, Dean, Archdeacons and Canons, a hundred and thirty in number: then there were the inferior officers: yet persons of consideration and authority, such as Sacrist, Almoner, Bookbinder, Chief Brewer, Chief Baker, with all their servants: scribes, messengers, bookbinders, illuminators and copyists: singing- men and choir boys, and women to keep the church clean. - "The History of London", Walter Besant.