Provenance in a book refers to the historical record of its ownership, location, or custody. If you had a book that once belonged to a famous person, wouldn’t you treasure it all the more?
Very simply, an out-of-print book is a book that is no longer being published.
A novella is a piece of standalone prose fiction that’s not as long as a novel, yet not as short as a short story/novelette. In brief, a novella is a short novel.
Marginalia refers to anything written or drawn in the margins of a book. It could be in the form of scribbles, doodles, illustrations, or glosses.
Limp binding is a bookbinding method wherein a book has supple sides made of cloth, leather, or paper instead of hardback covers. When the material is vellum, the method of bookbinding is known as limp vellum.