from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In library-cataloguing, a particular number (or a number and a letter) designating the book in its proper sequence in the smallest division to which it belongs.
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The occasional marginal subject-headings and the book-number at the top of each leaf are likewise in gold.
The fractions refer to books in your library -- the numerator being the book-number, the denominator referring to the page.
Enter in the bindery-book consecutive bindery number, book-number, author, title, binding to be used, date sent to bindery, date returned from bindery, and cost of binding.
This result is best secured by adding to the class-mark of every book another mark, called an author-number or book-number or book-mark, made up of the first letter of the author's name and certain figures.
Number all books with the book-number (only numbers) or the archive-number
Number all books with the book-number (only numbers) or the archive-number (letters and signs are allowed).