bookplate

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Etymology[edit]

book +‎ plate

Noun[edit]

bookplate (plural bookplates)

  1. A printed piece of paper pasted on one of the pages of a book, most often on the inside front cover, showing ownership and thus deterring theft.
    • 2005 : By the bed there was a bookcase with old French novels, left-behind Frederick Forsyths, odd leather-bound volumes of history and memoirs with the coroneted Kessler bookplate. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, (Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, 259)

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