In my preceding post, I discussed the “downside” of card-game booklets that have “outer covers” affixed to the “usual” covers. They tend to give the impression that they are leather-covered, but I believe that is rarely, if ever, the case. (Maybe I am wrong, though. But it is my impression.)
But today I received a patience games set that includes a booklet with a “covered” cover, and I would say that, at least, the outer cover looks like leather.
I don’t know if it is genuine leather. I doubt it, actually. I think it is probably imitation. But as I said, it looks like leather.
I was just glancing through the “Preview” version (on Google Books) of a book called Faux Real: Genuine Leather and 200 Years of Inspired Fakes, by Robert Kanigel, which has some eye-opening information on imitation leather of a century (and more) ago.
Below are two relevant scans:
January 17, 2013
About 153 words.