Definition of in hardback in English:

in hardback


  • In an edition bound in stiff covers.

    ‘the novel was first published in hardback in 1981’
    • ‘Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003 was published by John Wisden on April 30, in hardback and soft cover.’
    • ‘A one-volume abridged edition, the basis of this publication, was published in hardback in 1992.’
    • ‘After the biography's first edition publication in hardback in November 1998, Communist Party records that were not available previously came into my possession.’
    • ‘The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine was first published in hardback in 1996 and reprinted in 2000.’
    • ‘Since then, Random Family has been reprinted five times in hardback and twice in paper, and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.’
    • ‘THE BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, whose titles are new to this column, have recently released in paperback two books previously published in hardback.’
    • ‘First published in hardback in 2003, the book is now available in paperback.’
    • ‘Brass Man is Neal Asher's latest book, out now in hardback and trade paperback, published by Tor Books UK.’
    • ‘Because he was the most popular poet since Tennyson, Sir John's collected verse has sold over 2,000,000 copies in hardback and it is good to have a paperback edition available now.’
    • ‘The first is Pat Southern's Augustus which was published in hardback in 1998.’