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Describes books bound in leather with the soft, napped underside used as the exterior surface. The binding can be full or partial. Lamb, goat, and calf are commonly used. Suede leather is typically flexible, pliable, and less durable than leathers with a smooth surface.

The first image shows a Roycroft catalog bound in full suede. The second image shows how suede leather can be blind-stamped.

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