from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The plate of hard metal (usually of brass) which contains the decoration or letters selected for stamping the covers of a book.


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  • Lucullus says his books are at the service of his friends; and, as a hint in the same direction, he recommends to your notice a few volumes from the collection of the celebrated Grollier, the most princely and liberal of collectors, on whose classic book-stamp you find the genial motto,

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author


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