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    got a problem...

    Could you explain the red part of this phrase:

    "this book shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser"

    I couldnt understand the red part... what does "binding and cover" mean ?

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    Re: got a problem...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Could you explain the red part of this phrase:

    "this book shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser"

    I couldnt understand the red part... what does "binding and cover" mean ?
    "Binding" refers to the process of adding a "cover". It just means you're not supposed to "repackage" the book. They really should have put "without the publisher's prior consent" in parentheses. Take that phrase out for a moment and re-read the passage.
    —Ravin' Dave

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    Binding, Binder or cover = The outside of the book or the covering. Either hard cardboard (hardback) or a thinner cover (softback)
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    binding - переплёт
    cover - обложка, может быть твердой или мягкой

    Иными словами обложка и переплёт не могут быть изменены...
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    Yeah, "binding" is one of those funny words. It's both a verb and a noun.

    You "bind" a book when you put a cover on it (most libraries have a "Bindery Room") and the finished product is itself called a "binding".
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    Thanks!!! Now I understand that phrase!!!

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