bookplate

Definitions

  • Bookplate of Lord Leighton
    Bookplate of Lord Leighton
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bookplate a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
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Additional illustrations & photos:

BURGHERS bookplate BURGHERS bookplate
Hare's bookplate: Lion above shield Hare's bookplate: Lion above shield
George I's gift bookplate George I's gift bookplate
Wiltshire's bookplate Wiltshire's bookplate
Oliver's bookplate Oliver's bookplate
Countess of Oxford and Mortimer's bookplate Countess of Oxford and Mortimer's bookplate
Dr. Oliver's bookplate Dr. Oliver's bookplate
Bloomfield's Bookplate Bloomfield's Bookplate

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bookplate A label, placed upon or in a book, showing its ownership or its position in a library.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bookplate A label, bearing a name, crest, monogram, or other design, pasted in or on a book to indicate its ownership, its position in a library, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bookplate a label usually pasted inside the cover of a book, bearing the owner's name, crest, coat-of-arms, or peculiar device
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bóc, a book, the beech; Ger. buche, the beech, buch, a book, because the Teutons first wrote on beechen boards.

Usage

In literature:

As for myself, I urge upon all lovers of books to provide themselves with bookplates.
"The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac" by Eugene Field
Sentiment is seldom in place, but on a bookplate it is peculiarly odious.
"In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays" by Augustine Birrell
Bookplate, Washington's, iii, 8.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
If there be a bookplate, soak it off, and when dry paste it inside the end cover.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
The collector of bookplates searches for his treasures.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Old bookplates ought to be kept, on new bindings of old books.
"The Private Library" by Arthur L. Humphreys
Bookplate, Leighton's, illus., 120.
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
Bookplate (designed in 1893) for John Lumsden Propert, Esq.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
Bookplate of William Peartree Smith, engraved by Thomas Johnston.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
A presentation copy from the author to Lord Spencer, whose bookplate is in the volume.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
The bookplate is an intensely personal possession.
"Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition" by Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie
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In news:

30 pm Thursday, Atelier 6000 will host BOOKPLATE, The Nature of Words' annual auction and reception.
30 pm Thursday, Atelier 6000 will host BOOKPLATE , The Nature of Words' annual auction and reception.
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