from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In bookbinding, one of the white or blank leaves usually put before and after the text of a book in binding, one or more in each place.
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I found out about Dunnett only because I chanced across an end-paper essay in the NYT Book Review, the thesis of which was that she was among the greatest authors that almost no one has read.
Separating Williams 'and Trelawny's entries is a blank page 116, and the back end-paper has been numbered (MS 259).
The back end-paper and the front flyleaf are both paginated, as are loose pages that do not properly belong to the manuscript; several loose leaves belonging to the seventh quire were paginated out of their proper order.
The front pastedown end-paper of the notebook bears the stamp of an early nineteenth-century bookseller and exporter,
The end-paper map is from a drawing made for the book by Lincoln A. Lang.
Note: Cover and some end-paper illustrations were taken from Edition in Special Collections at UVa since the edition from Berkeley does not have the original cover-boards.
Times Book Review had an end-paper essay called "How to Speak a Book," in which he reports on using speech recognition software to do his "writing": "I write these words from bed, under the covers with my knees up, my head propped and my three-pound tablet PC — just a shade heavier than a hardcover — resting in my lap, almost forgettable.