from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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,
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