book + plate
bookplate (plural bookplates)
- 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, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, paperback edition, Bloomsbury Publishing, page 259:
- 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.
piece of paper pasted on a book to show ownership
bookplate (third-person singular simple present bookplates, present participle bookplating, simple past and past participle bookplated)
- (transitive) To affix a bookplate to (a book).