Wire Bound: A book bound by a helix-shaped wire, each coil of
which penetrates a small hole punched through the left edge of the covers and the leaves of the book.
See Figure 24.
Wrapper: Another name for a
Dustjacket. Note that "wrapper"
and "wrappers" have distinctly different meanings.
Wraps or Wrappers: The paper covers used to bound a book,
pamphlet, magazine or other "soft cover" reading material, but is distinguished from
Self-Wrappers because the paper used is
distinctly different from the Text Paper.
Wraps are made of a heavier weight paper (although always flexible and
less than board grade) than the text paper, and may be coated, textured
or have various finishes. Although the common paperback books published
since the 1930s are bound in wraps, they are usually described as
or as soft bound. Wrappers should not be be confused with
Dustwrapper or Wrapper.