from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place a press-mark on; also, to use press-marks.
- n. In libraries, a mark put upon a volume, generally by label or a writing upon a fly-leaf, indicating its location in the library.
- n. The letter or number, printed on the margin of a newspaper, that specifies the press on which it was printed.
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The best grades are not cheap, but they wear better than silk velvet, are fine and silky, excellent in color and sheen, launder well, and do not press-mark as does silk velvet.
The catalogue of Syon notes first the press-mark in a bold hand; then on the left side the donor's name, and on the opposite side the words of the second folio; and beneath the description of the book.
The catalogue of St. Augustine's, already referred to, recorded the general title of the volume, or of the first treatise in it; the name of the donor; the other contents of the volume; the first words of the second leaf, and the press-mark.
Chatelain cites the manuscript under the press-mark XXV 2/67. 10.
Washington, where its press-mark is "Jefferson Papers, 2d series, vol. 51, doc. 110."
Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society (press-mark, 50 J 34). —
It is rather difficult to read, but every word, letter and point have been made out, and the whole Note is here given, line for line, and verbatim, the heading and press-mark only being added:
MS. which is evidently a copy from the original of this document is preserved in the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; its press-mark is
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 06 of 55 1583-1588 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
It still bears on folio 2 its original press-mark.
Cotton himself in 1621, under the press-mark Claudius C 7, but it is not to be found in any subsequent catalogue.
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